The walking lunge with a twist is an exercise that requires the use of an external weight such as a medicine ball or dumbbell for added resistance. The purpose of the exercise is to improve balance and coordination while working the muscles of the thighs, hips, hamstrings and abs.
The lunging motion will strengthen and tone the entire leg including inner and outer thigh and buttocks. While lunging forward in a walking motion, the exercise requires a simultaneous side to side twisting motion while holding a medicine ball. This part of the movement is important in exercising your abdominal muscles, specifically the obliques.
Your Live online fitness trainer can teach you how to incorporate this exercise into your online fitness program to optimize your results. You can improve your balance and coordination by moving through multiple planes of motion at the same time, and this is an excellent exercise for raising your heart rate and burning a lot of calories. Used for most intermediate and advanced workouts.