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Exercise: Walking Forward Lunge with Lateral Torso Flexion

The Forward or Walking Lunge is a lower body mobility exercise that emphasizes lower-body and core strength, and dynamic stability.

Incorporating lateral Torso flexion into the movement adds an element of instability which is compensated for by greater isometric contraction of the abdomen and pelvic musculature, and provides a stretch, pulling through the anterior kinetic chain - the muscles of the Quads, Hip Flexors, and Torso.

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Primary Muscle Groups: Gluteus Medius & Maximus, Quadriceps (Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralus, Vastus Medialus, Vastus Medialus Oliquus) Hamstrings (Biceps Femoris, Semimembranuous & Semitendinuous), the Hip Flexors, and the muscles of the abdomen.
Technique Ques: The athlete begins the exercise by standing upright, feet shoulder width apart. The athlete proceeds by making a forward lunge movement. At the end of the Lunge phase, when both knees are in flexion, the athlete laterally flexes their torso in the direction of the forward leg. The athlete concentrates on maintaining stable posture throughout the movement.
Options for Progression: An athlete can progress the exercise by increasing the length of the lunge, shortening rest durations between sets, increasing the number of sets completed. Progressions should only be made once correct technique is achieved.

Variations of this Exercise:

Split Squat Torso Rotation Stretch


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