Hailed by many as the ultimate lower body functional exercise. Lunges are unilateral exercises, that means that they train one side of your body independently from the other. Training one side at a time can immensely improve your balance and coordination.
Lunge exercises can assist you even out some strength and muscular imbalances by activating your weak side to par with your stronger side.
Lunges also assist the spine in deloading, the opposite to squats. As an experienced lifter, you’re physically capable of introducing greater compressional pressures on your spine compared to novices. Therefore, utilizing lunges for light leg workouts, or as a complementary exercise on heavy workouts, gives your spine some much-needed rest.
Lunges are a great exercise to increase hip flexor flexibility, improve your glute activation and work your quadriceps and hamstrings, watch the video for Grace’ tips on how to perform this exercise to get the most out of it!
Make sure to add this to your lower body workout if you’re looking to develop your legs!