Can’t Find Your Perfect Balance? Tips for Mastering Lunges!

A Fit & Athletic Couple Performing Dumbbell Lunges

The most common reason you can’t balance when doing lunges is because you haven’t engaged your core. You provide the body (as a whole) additional stability by doing this. An inability to balance during lunges could also point to a muscle weakness, most specifically the gluteus medius, or the transverse abdominals, or even both. Ensure … Read more

Lunge Lowdown: Should Your Knee Touch the Ground?

A Woman Performing Lunges With Her Shadow Showing Against a Wall

No, there is no need for the back knee to touch the ground during lunges. For most people, leaving the back knee 1-3 inches off the ground would be ideal. This allows for an adequate range of motion, as well maintaining sufficient muscle tension throughout the movement. You Can Still Achieve Full Range of Motion … Read more

Barbell Lunges vs. Dumbbell Lunges: The Ultimate Comparison Guide

Barbell Lunges vs. Dumbbell Lunges

Lunges are a fantastic exercise for improving leg strength, balance and stability. Plus, they’re a great way to identify any potential strength imbalances between your two legs. However, are you better performing barbell lunges or dumbbell lunges? If performed with good form both barbell lunges and dumbbell lunges can produce great results. So, in truth, … Read more

Stop Suffering From Lower Back Pain During Lunges (Simple Fixes)

Why Do I Feel Lunges in My Lower Back?

Lunges are viewed as a fantastic and functional lower body exercise. And the fact that lunges activate many of the core muscles too means that you wouldn’t expect to experience lower back pain. In fact, lunges should strengthen many of the muscles responsible for supporting the spine. So, clearly something’s not quite right. The most … Read more

Where Should Your Toes be Pointed During Side Lunges?

Where Should Your Toes be Pointed During Side Lunges?

Most of us typically lunge either forward or backward. However, lateral movement is essential for your overall strength and mobility. Side lunges definitely provide this lateral stimulus, but where exactly should your toes be pointed? The vast majority of trainers state that you should do side lunges with your toes pointed straight ahead. That being … Read more