Lunges! A great exercise and we love doing them at our workouts. Why? Well a lunges allow you to elevate your heart rate while also targeting several muscle groups simultaneously, including the glutes in your hips and butt, along with the hamstrings and quadriceps in your thighs, the calf muscles in your lower legs, your abdominal muscles and your back muscles act as stabilizers during this exercise.
There is not a big differece between a back or forward lunge. The targeted muscles aer the same. However, Mom in Balance only chooses to do back lunges with our pregnant group because that's the safer option. It places less stress on the knees and maintains stability because the weight is maintained on the forward leg that remains stationary.