CrossFit is big business these days, but you don’t have to have to be a constant presence at the box to reap the fitness benefits. Walking lunges, deadlifts, and burpees can be used in any workout routine — not just CrossFit. These four exercises force you to combine strength work, cardio, and endurance. We guarantee you’ll get a good workout!
1. Walking Lunge
Stationary and walking lunges are both great exercises, but the walking lunge does come with its own set of benefits. Walking lunges are a functional exercise, so you are training your body to improve in a useful fashion, helping things like posture just as much as your legs.
Another added benefit: You’ll get symmetrical toning. Other exercises sometimes allow you to favor a certain side. Walking lunges make it harder to compensate that way, giving you an even, all-around workout.
Walking lunges also help better your balance, strengthen your core, and increase hip flexibility. If you feel like they are too easy, try holding dumbbells overhead while performing this move.