Whether you’re trying to improve your strength, shape your lower body or increase hip flexibility, the lunge is a workout must. This move is a complete lower body workout, targeting the glutes, hamstrings and the quadriceps, and it improve your balance. Whether you’re a beginner or doing advanced lunges, perfecting your form is important. Check out a few common mistakes when doing the basic front lunge and how to correct them.
There is a tendency to lean forward which causes the knee to go over the ankle,creating unnecessary straining of the knee. Leaning back adds pressure to one leg, when it should be evenly distributed between both legs. You can easily correct either of these mistakes by always keeping your knee above the ankle and bending both knees at 90 degree angles.
Begin by lowering straight down, keeping your upper body straight. Step your foot forward so that your middle of your front knee is just above your ankle as you motion downward. Lower your hips until your knees are bent about 90 degrees. Doesn’t that feel better already?
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