Today’s post is a clip from our Series PT to the Gym with Suarez Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy. In it CDSF coach Mike Sirani and Pat go over how you can improve your lunge technique.
First, Mike and Pat talk about why front loading is a better option than back loading if you experience low back pain when arching or extending your back because the front load will bias more flexion and better help you engage your anterior core.
- Then you’ll learn proper lunge technique which includes:
- Setting your spine and engaging your abs
- Having a slight lean over your lead leg to better help you load into your front hip
- Pushing through your front heel to use your front leg glute.