- These are some of my favorite lunge matrixes I use with my patients. Of course, you need to start with teaching each movement in isolation before combining them. I typically start programming these in when I'm switching to a more power based cycle, after proper hypertrophy and strength is achieved.
- Bored with the same old lunge variation? Give these a shot and tag a buddy you want to try them out with!
- Movement variability is KEY to injury prevention, and I am always trying to challenge my patients with new movements. Athleticism as I define it is the ability to quickly learn to perform an unlearned and unpracticed movement with skill and grace. It’s our body (and brains) ability to be faced with a new and novel environment, situation, and demand and execute a new movement with perfection.
- That being said, ALWAYS change up your exercises to keep the GAINZ going!
- In the last exercise, I’ve taken two separate exercises (the lateral lunge and curtesy lunge) and combined them into one - already a challenging movement on its own to smoothly put together. If you’re new to the movement - START HERE.
- But to further add variability, I’ve added a speed component to the exercise. One emphasizing the concentric “power” portion of the exercises and the second emphasizing the eccentric “deceleration” portion of the exercise. Have fun!!