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Don't Forget the Rotational Component to Your Lunges

The lunge is a common exercise involving a split stance, postural control and muscle activation of your quads, glutes, inner thighs/adductors and hip rotators.  Sport and daily living activities are multidimensional and it is important to train the body in a similar manner.  When ready to progress from basic exercises to advanced, you should involve movement on all three body planes.  For example, forward bending, side bending and rotation.  This activates all structures that work in coordination for dynamic sport movements.  These videos demonstrate four lunge sequences that involve rotation, shoulder strength and a medicine ball.

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