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Alterrnate X for lunges

Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by cymbals, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. cymbals

    cymbals Active Member

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    I've been getting into forward DB lunges for the last month or so, alternating them with BB squats. For the last couple of weeks the next 4-5 days my left hip is killing me. Can you tell me a good alternative to the lunges, that will work the same muscle groups? Thanks.
     
  2. cymbals

    cymbals Active Member

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    Any thoughts here?
     
  3. MT77

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    Most people have tight hip flexors, which could lead to pain as a result of doing lunges. Try searching for some stretches and dynamic warmups you can do before your lunges and see if that fixes it.
     
  4. jdb-44

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    If you do wind up sticking with using lunges, using MT77's suggestions, I'd suggest this: rather than stepping forward to lunge, bring one leg backward instead. The target position is the same as the forward stepping lunge; you just get there by using a less knee-stressing movement.
     
  5. cymbals

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    I'll try those things guys, thanks.
     

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