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Exactly how to lunge properly – the trainer’s guide

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Are you lunging to avoid injury? In this trainer’s guide, PT Ashley Capewell from Performance Ground Gym demonstrates how to lunge  

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The lunge is a lower body compound movement that primarily works the hamstrings, quadriceps and glutes.

How to lunge:

  1. Establish foot position – Stand with feet underneath the hips
  2. Take one step forward with right foot and one step back with left foot
  3. Once you are here you have found now found the centre of your stance
  4. Lower the left knee to the ground and come back up
  5. Coming into the lunge you need to find the same foot position
  6. Start by picking the knee up and step into your lunge
  7. Keep torso upright and try not to flex from the hips
  8. Do not let the knee travel past the toes
  9. As you come back up drive through the heel of the front foot

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