The walking lunge is a fantastic lower body option for improving leg strength in a manner than transfers to many life and sporting contexts. The nature of transferring weight from one leg to the other through periods of being on only 1 leg for support mimics exactly the demands of walking and running. Good lunging technique and strength will help you walk, run, jump and generally be a lot more stable through your lower body.
If you are brand new to lunging and haven’t yet developed your squat strength then you may need to start with a TRX assisted or bodyweight only lunge and I’d recommend using the reverse lunging technique to re-inforce and drill good movement and technique. I’ve covered the reverse lunge in previous Exercise Spotlights which you can reference.
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Allan Young is a Personal Trainer and coach educator in Glasgow who operates Strength Coach Glasgow and is a 4x Scottish Champion Olympic Weightlifter.