This functional exercise is excellent for strengthening and toning the muscles of the hips, thighs and buttocks. The term multidirectional means just that, lunge to any angle, any direction that you want. Begin by standing in a single position, lunge forward and backwards, and sideways always returning to the starting position. Use an imaginary clock surrounding you and hit the numbers around the clock to work the leg muscles at many angles. Always remember to never let your knees go beyond your toes in the finishing position.
The result of using this exercise in a fitness routine is improved strength in the hips, inner and outer thighs, quads, hamstrings and gluteus muscles. Balance is improved and can be challenged more so by using am unstable surface for landing the front foot such as an Exerdisc. Liveleantoday.com provides full video and audio description for every exercise and will teach you how to incorporate the multidirectional lunge into your workout. This is considered an intermediate level exercise. Add unbalanced landing surfaces or hold dumbbells for an additional challenge.