SANTA CLARA, California, November 6. JUST about every team incorporates the lunge into their dryland program, and just about every team thinks they are doing it correctly.
Everyone should watch this new Dryland Tip video from contributor G. John Mullen, to make sure the lunge you are doing or teaching to your athletes is not presenting the risk of knee injury.
Purpose: The lunge targets the glutes and thighs. Unfortunately, when dosed and performed improperly, the knee is highly stressed and the risk of injury increases.
Directions: Start with one leg forward and one leg back. For the back leg, come on your toes with a wide stance. Next, lower your body weight towards the ground, keeping your chest high and maintaining a straight line from your hip, knee, and ankle.