The reverse lunge are a commonly used exercise here at Parisi Sparta since it is a great way to develop an athletic lower body. It is also beneficial to any sport that requires not only speed, but power and strength as well. This exercise should be at high priority for any athlete looking to maximize their physical ability.
You can learn how to perform this exercise by watching one of our “Trainer Tip Tuesday” demonstrations.
Compared to the front lunge, the reverse lunge can be a safer option by placing less stress on your knees. It is easier to form a 90 degree angle between the thigh and calf while being able to keep your knee aligned with your ankle.
If a front lunge is performed with the wrong technique, it can lead to knee and other joint pain. Meanwhile, during a reverse lunge, the weight is always maintained on the forward leg that remains stationary.
The reverse lunge can be paired with weight once an athlete is comfortable with the form. Dumbbells are a popular addition. They can be used by holding one in each hand at your sides as you lunge.
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