Before adding load to your lunges it’s worth spending some time perfecting your pattern to ensure that you are using the right muscles throughout the movement.
To help you perfect it, check out my post on, How to Complete a Lunge Properly. If you’re relatively new to the lunge position, it is also a good idea to master some of the other lunge variations before you add load to your lunge.
Here are some other lunge variations that you can perform:
After you have mastered all of the above listed lunge variations, the next progression is to add load to your lunge. In the video below I have chosen to use an anterior load – as this type of load helps to ensure that your core stays adequately engaged. It also tends to be an easier option… Depending on what you’re using to weight your lunges that is 😉
THE FRONT LOADED REVERSE LUNGE
With a little help from Ellie 😛
Recommended sets & reps:
3-4 x 6-10 per side *vary the number of sets based on the amount of weight you are using
Lunge patterns can be completed safely 2-3x per week depending on your current level of fitness and training volume.
Give the Front Loaded Reverse Lunge a try and let me know what you think! If you have any questions about this or any other lunging exercise, don’t hesitate to let me, Jen or Chad know.
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