Nov 6, 2017 – Rehab Basics: Lunges

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🤔The Difference Between Split Squats and Lunges (Rehab Basics) – Ep.142

If you look at the picture in the post ⬆️do you see a lunge, or a split squat? 

Trick question because they’re VERY similar. If you ask most people at the gym, they assume your basic forward lunge is easy. In fact, a lunge is an advanced progression from a split squat. You need to master the latter, before lunging. But what really is the difference?.
Split Squats
🔹Feet are Static
🔹You have more Control of your quad and leg movement
🔹Less Demand on Balance
.
Lunges
🔻More Foot Strength Needed
🔻Eccentric muscle action, as you descend into the lunge
🔻Frontal Plane (side to side) balance needed
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Typical progression of single leg exercises move from Static Split Squat Elevated Split Squat Reverse Lunge Forward Lunge. (With lots of variations in between).

The main take-away is to seek a fitness professional before doing 💯lunges in a row during a workout class. This way you’ll avoid some serious quad pain the next day😅

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