Filed Under (General) by Rick Kaselj
A common question that I usually get asked is how painful it is to do the lunge exercise.
Is there a way that you can modify the lunge exercise so that building up strength in your knees and hips won’t be painful?
YES, there is. There is a tweak or modification that you can do with the suspension trainer.
A Simple Lunge Exercise That Is Easy On Your Knees
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I will get Andrea to demonstrate it.
You need the Suspension Trainer hooked on to something secure. You are going to grab the handles of the Suspension Trainer. You are going to step back and then go into that lunge position then back up and then you are going to alternate sides.
Suspension Trainer Reverse Lunge
You are going to have the hands out in front and they are kind of off loading and decreasing how much stress is going into the hip and in the knee so that off loading helps make the exercise easier. It also allows you to shift your weight back and keep that shin vertical position which decreases how much stress goes on the knee and puts a little bit more stress when it comes to the hip. Usually, the hip can handle it because there are a lot bigger muscles in that joint.
There you go! If you have difficulty with the lunge exercise, specifically the Reverse Lunge, give that modification called the Suspension Trainer Reverse Lunge a go. This will allow you to loosen up your ankle, strengthen up your knee and hips as well as decrease how much stress you put in the knees and hips. Thus, you can do the Reverse Lunge exercise in the future without any issues.
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Rick Kaselj, MS