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Improve Your Soccer Fitness By Progressing Your Lunges

Lunges remain a fundamental method to increase strength and power, but just doing basic lunges over and over again can limit your progress. Thankfully, you can easily progress this exercise into a more "functional" one by simply lunging into multiple directions. This will help you develop your functional strength and power in not just one direction, but in many directions, which is great for the soccer field. And what's also good about this exercise is that you can use a medicine ball, dumbells, or a weighted vest to add difficulty to it. 

When you perform multi-directional lunges, retain the same principles of the basic lunge and lateral lunge. Make sure your knees don't go past your toes, maintain your posture, and use your hips to lower your body to the ground. Instead of just performing the lunge in one direction, lunge into other directions in a clock like pattern. You can lunge with the right leg into a 12, 3, and 5 o'clock position and a 12, 9, and 7 o'clock position with the left leg. See the video to see how this is performed. 

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