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The art of the Lunge

Lunges. Static, alternating, Bulgarian, plyometric, side, curtsy, reverse, pulsating to name a few version of the lunge. Why are lunges beneficial? Let’s take a look.

First, it corrects imbalances you have in your left and right leg. The weight distribution changes when you have one leg in front. You can either place more weight on the front leg by leaning forward. Or, you can stand upright to place more weight on the back leg. Leg strength can vary quite a bit and there are many contributing factors like posture, sports you play, sleeping position, etc. You may not get them to be equal in strength, but it is imperative to strengthen the non-dominant side.

Lunges can be executed in different planes of motion. You can go front and back, side to side, at an angle, or elevated. Plenty of options and due to this change of direction, different parts of your legs get targeted. On the other hand, squats are performed in a down and upward motion. Hence, the same muscles are targeted.

Take a look at the video on the bottom of this blog and see if you have done them. How does yours look in comparison?

Hope you enjoyed this week’s blog. Stay tuned for more next Wed…..Kei

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