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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Cross Behind Lunge


Weekly Wednesday Workout: Cross Behind Lunge

So for this weeks workout we are going to try some cross behind lunges:

These are hard, I have done these before in total body class and oh my word–The BURN! You can do these with weights or without. I would do them with weight because the burn in the legs will most likely cancel out the burn in the arms if you were holding dumb bells :). If you have knee issues I recommend you stay away from this exercise. It is one of those moves that you need to concentrate to execute properly or before you know it you will be on the floor.

You feel it in your glutes, quads, hamstrings–ALL of that. Usually after a couple of sets, you feel it the next day as well. Just a fun twist on the ordinary lunge!


Would you try the cross behind lunge?



Mommy. Career Woman. Fitness Addict.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (2 and 4), she is a career woman by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is  a positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. She features a Weekly Wednesday Workout and a Friday Fitness Check-in series where she encourages her readers to check in and remain accountable for their fitness and nutrition goals weekly. In addition to getting in the gym 5 times weekly, Nellie became inspired to become a licensed Zumba instructor at Fitbloggin' 12. She now teaches a regular high energy Saturday Zumba class in Brooklyn. Since beginning to blog Nellie has lost 27lbs (and counting)! You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, & Google Plus.


  1. Ok. I’ll try it, but I can see me tipping right over. lol. It looks like a good workout. If i can keep my balance, I’ll do as much as I can :)
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  2. I don’t even have knee issues and I am going to stay away I will fall but this looks like it will work those muscles out though
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  3. She’s right, it looks just like the curtsy lunge. I can get with it..we did curtsies Monday! These post help me think outside the box! Thanks girl!
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  4. Glutes, quads, and hamstrings…those are my main problem areas! I’m definitely going to cry my way through these! This is much needed. Thanks for posting!
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  5. Love these! I call them curtsey lunges.
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  6. If these are the same as curtsey lunges (they looked the same in the video), I’ve done them. They are killer for sure!
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