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    A.K.A - Mickey Knox Patrick Bateman's Avatar
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    Lunges

    Anybody do these?
    Maybe its just me, but I had a really hard time doing these when I tried to incorportate them into my training.
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    I love doing them in the parking lot.
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    takes some practice to get into it,

    getting back up is easy,

    I do reverse lunges mostly

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    I usually warm up with a couple of sets of walking lunges. Squats are easier for me to do if I perform the lunges.
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    Lunges are a great compound exercise for the lower body...but they require good balance and control. Start out light and get used to the motion before you pile on weight.

    Also, make sure that you are stepping forward enough and lowering your body straight down, not forward. You don't want your knee to travel past your toe or you will be stressing your knee joint.

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    Originally posted by IceRgrrl
    Also, make sure that you are stepping forward enough and lowering your body straight down, not forward. You don't want your knee to travel past your toe or you will be stressing your knee joint.
    To help prevent your knee from going past your toe, make sure you take your step, kind of set yourself, then go straight down. Try to keep your back straight and do not lean forward as that will lead to your whole body going forward, and your knee going past your toes.

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    I'd rather spend my lower body days doing other exercises...but whatever floats your boat.
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