Reverse lunges offer several advantages over forward lunges. One advantage is that they place less stress on the knee joint. This is because the movement of the reverse lunge emphasizes the use of the glutes and hamstring muscles, rather than the quadriceps. This can be beneficial for individuals who have knee pain or are recovering from a knee injury.
Another advantage of reverse lunges is that they can help to improve balance and stability. When performing a reverse lunge, the front leg is stationary, which requires the individual to maintain balance on one leg. This can help to improve overall balance and stability, which can carry over to other exercises and activities.
Finally, reverse lunges can also help to improve hip mobility. The movement of the reverse lunge requires the hip to move through a greater range of motion than a forward lunge. This can help to improve the flexibility and mobility of the hip joint, which can be beneficial for overall mobility and movement patterns.
Overall, reverse lunges offer advantages over forward lunges in terms of knee stress, balance and stability, and hip mobility. These benefits make reverse lunges an excellent option for individuals looking to improve their lower body strength, stability and mobility.
-Matt Kirkendall, Owner/Head Coach