The lunge is one of the most common movement patterns out there. In my humble opinion, it is also one of the worst exercises for technique.
I’ve always been interested in WHY certain exercises are done in a specific way, and the lunge is at the top of my pet peeve list. Perhaps it’s because of my sport background and then transitioning into the world of fitness,
To me, fitness has taken a very useful and effective movement pattern and turned it into something unrecognizable that injures people every day.
Ok. Now that I’ve had my little rant, let’s dive into why I believe this, and if it makes sense to you.
Recently, I did a Google image search for the keyword “lunge exercise”. Here’s a screenshot of the results.