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Progressions in lunging

Some exercises are built for load, and some are built for athleticism. I see a lunge as an area for improving coordination, mobility and co-contraction in all planes of motion. What it is not, for me, is a movement pattern that invites heavy resistance. I feel as though when it comes to lunging variations and progressions a lot of coaches and physios divert down the resistance path to the detriment of the other qualities I mentioned above. Read more

Staying fit in a pandemic: Vol. 7

As the saying goes on social media – NEVER MISS A LEG DAY! That always gives me a chuckle. Yesterday someone shared with me a “LEG” workout from one of our most elite universities, and I thought to myself: someone gets paid to share nonsense like this. According to this workout, a leg day had a lot of words like Bulgarian and Romanian and it was super complicated with lots of set and rep variations . . . definitely exhausting and unclear what the purpose was except to make someone pretty tired. Read more