Monday, June 04, 2012

DB Reverse Lunge

Alternating DB Reverse Lunges are a dynamic single-leg exercise I often use with my clients after they are comfortable with split squats and Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squats.  Huge points of focus are keeping the chest tall and driving off the grounded heel when ascending from each repetition.  I like to have clients squeeze their scapulae as that often maximizes perfect posture in their torso.  Look for a good shin angle (~90-degrees) and power production as they come out of the bottom of each lunge.  

Key thing to remember as this type of lunge should be performed BEFORE any forward type of lunging as this variation creates minimal knee stress and requires less deceleration.  I'll start people with bodyweight and progress to external loads (i.e. weighted vest, dumbbells, kettle bells, etc...) 

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