I often get asked about painful lunge exercises.
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.
You need a Suspension Trainer hooked onto something secure. Grab the handles of the Suspension Trainer, step back and then move into a lunge position. Raise back up and then alternate sides.
Suspension Trainer Reverse Lunge
Have your hands out in front of you, offloading and decreasing how much stress is going into the hip knee. This offloading helps make the exercise easier. It also allows you to shift your weight back and keep that vertical shin position, decreasing how much stress goes on the knee and moving some of this stress to the hip. Usually, the hip can handle it because there are 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