Foward Lunge with Diagonal Reach

by National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)


Forward Lunge with Diagonal Reaches are a good activity to add hip and trunk range of motion (ROM) to an exercise program. The movement sequence encourages balance and movement efficiency. Along with improved hip force coupling and increased range of motion in the obliques, hip flexors and glute muscle groups. The reach component of the exercise can be varied adding further challenge by raising the center of mass during the movement range. The Forward Lunge with Diagonal Reach are an ideal exercise for warm-ups, functional based metabolic training and can be integrated into programs that address athletic performance as well as tasks associated with activities of daily living (ADLs).

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