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How to Lunge - Variations, Modifications and Mistakes

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Updated August 13, 2014

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Lunge Don'ts: Lunging Too Far Forward
How to Lunge - Variations, Modifications and Mistakes

Lunge Mistakes - Knee Over Toe

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During both squats and lunges, it's easy to put too much stress on the knees by going forward and allowing the knee to move too far over the toes. While your knee may come forward a bit, you should focus on taking the body down as you lunge rather than forward. Another key point is to keep the front knee in line with your second toe throughout the lunge. It may help to tuck the hips a bit as you lunge and check your form in a mirror.

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