When it comes to generating power for rotational movements like throwing a ball, swinging a bat, pushing a door open, smashing a tennis backhand, or even pushing a vacuum, there’s nothing that beats the lunge exercise to prepare your body.
The “Spiraling” system of external rotation that comes from your ball and socket joints during this lunge movement is crucial not only for strain free efficient movement, it’s also what preserves and protects your fragile upright posture.
Essentially…it keeps your joints healthier and your body younger. Enjoy and let me know in the comments where YOU feel the lunge when you do it!
Thank you so much, Steve, for sharing your knowledge. I will let you know how it works out for me this week end as I will be putting it to the test.
Awesome, Karen! Let me know how it goes!
After doing the hip-lunge exercises, I feel great. My hips are so loose that I feel like I’ve had sextuplets!!!
Wow, Rob…that’s some serious lunging.
I don’t get it. Forgive me. You want me to rotate as I lunge?
I see how the video could have been a bit confusing, Rai. The main purpose of the video is to show how important it is to be able to use good rotation of your hips to make everyday movements more efficient and less damaging.
The lunge as it’s presented in the “Reverse CPS Now!” video series has no rotation and is designed simply to break through tightness in the front of the hip.
But yes, it’s good to add some rotation to your lunge once you’ve got it down to so you can train for good function in daily living.
Good luck, Rai! Thanks for bringing up this important point!