Lunges can look deceptively simple, but you shouldn't overlook the details. Lunging with correct form means you'll properly load your muscles and avoid putting any undue stress and strain on your joints and lower back.
With proper lunge form, you'll be able to milk each rep for for everything the exercise offers — strengthening your quads, hamstrings, and glutes while also improving your balance and stability and testing your core strength.
Check out the rest of this series to get a step-by-step guide of Colby's lunge tutorial
Plant your feet firmly under your hips and make sure the core is engaged. Stance is key!
Take a big step forward and move your weight forward into your front heel- refrain from bringing weight into your front toe.
Drop your back knee to tap the floor. Make sure most of your weight is in that front heel and that your upper body is not hinging forward by keeping your core strong and posture tall.
Push off your front heel, keeping the core engaged for help with balance as you step back into your starting position. Keep the upper body nice and tall and remember to keep most of your weight in that front heel and that balance is key in a forward lunge.
Once you've got the lunge down, consider adding some weight either by using a barbell or a pair of dumbbells. Remember to start off light and run through these steps to avoid injury and perfect your form with the extra load.
Adaptable Training Plans are the newest, most efficient way to make progress training with Tempo. They feature built-in ways to track your week-over-week training, and you’ll test your strength at the beginning and end of your plan.
With the introduction of our new Body Composition Scanner to your Tempo app, we’re changing the way you measure the impact of all of the effort you put in with us by providing greater insights to the positive effects of strength training on your body, all from the comfort of your home.
Tempo programs are a great way to take the guesswork out of your daily fitness routine. Weeks-long with suggested working and resting days, Tempo programs lay out exactly how you should be training to achieve your personal goals.
The Perfect Workout for You Based on Your Zodiac Sign
While you’re setting your 2023 resolutions, we want to make sure you choose goals you’ll stick with all year long–and the best way to stick with a regular exercise routine is to find one that you actually enjoy.
Combining both strength and resilience training, Tempo coaches Jeremy and Jonathan have put together a custom program designed to have both strength trainers and yogis alike experience the benefits of a combined practice.
We created metrics to track your progress and weekly targets to hit across four areas of fitness you can pursue with Tempo: Getting Stronger, Improving Definition, Losing Weight, and Getting Healthier.
When it comes to training, you want to do what feels good and is safe for your baby. This means knowing your limits, modifications, and helpful exercises to keep you healthy and connected to your body and baby.
A smart home gym is a worthy investment in your long-term sustainable health and fitness. With a smart home gym like Tempo, you get a set of top-quality strength training equipment and the benefits of a personal trainer in one compact package.
And even if you do have a Tempo home gym, it can be difficult (maybe even more so) to muster up the mental strength to work on getting physically stronger. We get it — your job can be exhausting, personal obligations can suck up time, and prioritizing yourself can be hard to do.
How David Mussatt Uses Tempo to Train for a Marathon
Running a marathon is no easy feat mentally and physically taxing, training for such a long endurance event can be as challenging as the race itself. Tempo athlete, David Mussatt seems to have cracked the code in how to combine training runs, strength training, and proper recovery into a successful and injury-free 26.2 miles.
How to Do a Cardio Workout That Won’t Harm Muscle Tone
When it comes to doing heart-pumping cardio or pumping iron for strength, both are important to your overall fitness and health — and for most one shouldn’t only focus on one over the other. Of course, both come with their own challenges and benefits.
When we first introduced yoga on Tempo earlier in 2021, we discovered that many of our members who love strength training and HIIT had never tried (or wanted to try) yoga. Now, many have told us that stepping onto the mat with Jeremy has been life changing.
Introducing a new member of the Tempo coaching team. A former high school teacher, certified personal trainer, and physique competitor, Coach Jonathan Ibrahim will be responsible for further elevating strength training on Tempo.
Enhance the Tempo Class Experience with Apple Watch Integration
Our goal remains to empower our community to tackle their everyday lives as their strongest selves, and providing the tools to do that is crucial. Our new Apple Watch integration is one of those tools.
Since Tempo landed in the homes of our members in 2020, our community has consistently asked: “When will Tempo have yoga?” We’re excited to announce that today is the day! We’ve launched 12 new classes designed to increase flexibility, balance, and power.
A true labor of love, Head Coach Melissa Melissa and Michelle (who is a certified personal trainer) have spent months designing these classes meant to help the moms and expectant moms in the Tempo community continue their training during and post pregnancy.
We’ve often seen in our community, members discussing pre-existing conditions and injuries that prevent them from doing certain exercises or completing specific classes. With that, we also commonly see an associated guilt because of this. While it can be an understandably frustrating experience, is it worth risking injury and mental burnout by prescribing to fitness with an “all or nothing” philosophy?
The Tempo bundles — Starter, Plus, and Pro — provide a more personalized buying experience by enabling customers to choose from different tiers of Tempo equipment offerings that fit their goals and their lifestyles.
As the name suggests, My Plan is all about you. With My Plan, you’ll never need to guess when to train, what class to take, and what you should focus on. My Plan will take care of all of that for you.
My Plan changes the Tempo experience completely by making it easier to find and start a class and removes any guesswork by generating a foolproof training schedule meant to keep you accountable and on track towards your goals.
None of us are immune to those times where motivation is extremely hard to find. And that even means our coaches. So we asked some of our coaches how they reclaim their motivation and re-focus on getting after those fitness goals.
Getting your heart rate up while you exercise is unavoidable. However, knowing how much to elevate your heart rate is crucial to getting the most out of your workout. That’s where heart rate training comes in.
Consistency is a cornerstone to fitness, so having to take an unplanned rest day can understandably be very frustrating.
So when you get a case of the sniffles that you just can’t shake or a nagging cough that won’t cut it out, are you better off taking a rest or pushing through?
Tempo — the first home fitness system that uses 3D sensors and A.I. to analyze your motion and provide real-time rep counting, form feedback, and weight recommendations—today announced migrating its cloud infrastructure to Azure and building their next generation products using Microsoft’s leading Time of Flight (ToF) sensing technology as part of Microsoft's Azure Depth Platform program.
Strength Training for Runners: The Benefits and 5 Ways to Do It
Many runners may think of running as purely cardiovascular, when really it can be a total body workout, and strength training is proven to not only make you a better runner, but lower your risk of injury.
And would you look at that, we did it in the first month! (That has to be a new year’s resolution record, right?)Meet our new in-class hero metrics. While these heroes won’t be saving you from a burning building and aren’t a delicious sub sandwich, they will ensure that you’re getting everything you can out of a class.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected how we all lead our daily lives. Among these changes is how we now approach our fitness. With gyms forced to reduce capacity or shutdown altogether, many have found ways to bring their gym routines home with them.
In our last couple blog posts, we talked a lot about some different physical aspects of fitness. This time, we’re going to talk a bit more about some mental and emotional aspects of fitness—specifically the deceptively complicated principle of goal-setting.