Updated: Dec 19, 2019
Lunges are one of the most used AND misused exercises I know.
They are tricky as they require balance, mobility, and strength all at once.
What is interesting is how it allows you to work on the transfer of your body weight from the front leg to the back leg. If you d it really slow, you can add more balance to the exercise.
And if you slide your back knee lower, you get more of a strength workout, engaging your quads, hamstrings and glutes.
Be carefull with the position of your pelvis when performing a lunge. Check your profile in a mirror to make sure that you keep the alignment between your knee, hip and shoulder. You should not let your butt stick backwards neither let your back incline forward... If you do, you'll need to stretch your hip flexor! (video in progress)
In this video, you'll see a slow progression to get to it. But doing it slowly, you will bend your front knee forward as you lower your body to extend the leg back. If you have weak knee joints, it might hurt you to do it that slow, and that low. So as usual, know your limits and ask advice to a your health professional.