Developing Your Lunge Technique: It is necessary to have a good lunge technique when becoming a runner. Everyone learns to lunge differently because of the difference in their bodies. The mobility range that one has in their ankles, knees, and legs determines their lunge position. A couple of different tools that you can use in learning your lunge are yoga blocks and chairs. If you have weak or damaged knees, you should visit runnersword.com and view the videos on how you should develop your lunge to run again. Strength comes from endurance! There is hope for you to run again!
- Lunges are a functional movement pattern, which means we need to be able to complete the motion not just in the gym, but in our daily lives.
- The key is to find a lunge position that you feel is comfortable, and start conservatively so you can move through the exercise with good form that does not bother your knees and other joints.
- Keep the movement shallow, and Modify with a chair or blocks if necessary.
As you gain balance, strength, and mobility, aim to progress your lunge by performing it without using your stability tools, or expanding the range of motion by removing one yoga block and lowering down slightly more.