Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lunge Assessment

I am a big fan of watching someone move to help figure out what is going on with the body. One especially important motion is the in place lunge. Simply lunge forward, push back off to a standing position and lunge forward with the opposite leg. This can give you many clues as to what is going on with the body. Will go over several of these this next week. The first tip to look at is this, does the upper body lean forward as your in the lunge position. If it does, most likely your have a weak hamstring. The body moves forward to put your glutes in a better mechanical advantage to push off. So next time your watching patients or athletes move, look for this little tidbit and correct it.

1 comment:

SafeNSharp said...

I'm trying to find an older post where you presented a lunge where back keg kind of sweeps behind at a diagonal, kind of a twisted or coiled one leg squat. Can you help?