• Using the Body Weight Forward Lunge to Screen an Athlete’s Lunge Pattern
    In this article, the authors explain the kinematics and kinetics of the forward lunge and provide a simple explanation as to the interconnectedness of the ankle, knee, hip, and lumbar spine. When performing the forward lunge, any deficits (mobility or stability) in these areas are readily identified—making your job as a personal trainer much easier.
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    Why You Should Read This Article

    There are literally hundreds of screens, tests, and assessments that can be used with clients, but very few provide a simple-to-implement snapshot of how a client moves. One such screen is the forward lunge, which provides a snapshot of a fundamental movement pattern that relates to activities of daily living.

    In this article, the authors explain the kinematics and kinetics of the forward lunge and provide a simple explanation as to the interconnectedness of the ankle, knee, hip, and lumbar spine. When performing the forward lunge, any deficits (mobility or stability) in these areas are readily identified—making your job as a personal trainer much easier.

    "Using the Body Weight Forward Lunge to Screen an Athlete’s Lunge Pattern" 
    Matthew Kritz, John Cronin, and Patria Hume
    Strength and Conditioning Journal
    December 2009 - Volume 31 - Issue 6 - pp 15-24

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