2 Tips To Performing Your Best Lunge

Lunges are a common exercise that people do at home and at the gym. 

 

Unfortunately, knee pain while lunging is a common complaint!

 

Lunges are a simple exercise to do but they can also wreak havoc if performed incorrectly.

 

Two tips make this exercise easier and more effective!  

 

Tip #1 = Keep your knee in line with your 2nd toe

Tip #2 = Do not let your knee cross in front of your toes

 

Here’s a quick video from a recent Facebook Live to show you how to perform a lunge correctly:

https://www.facebook.com/ApexNetworkMtPleasantWI/videos/643843516277995

 

If you have any questions or are experiencing knee pain, please do not hesitate to reach out and connect. You can contact me directly at [email protected]

 

To Your Best Health,

Dr. Jeanette

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Are lunges or squats the better exercise?

“Lunges and squats - don’t they do the same thing in strengthening your legs?”

“Why should I do lunges AND squats?”

“If I’m short on time, can I do lunges OR squats?”

If you have ever had these questions, the answers can be found in this video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFpmpF86wQc

 

Enjoy your next workout!

 

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Seven Must-Know Tips to Taking Your First Step Toward Running

1. Wear the Right Shoes: Good shoe wear is a necessity! Be prepared to spend $80-100 for a high-quality pair of running shoes. Know your shoe type before buying to ensure proper fit. Consult your physical therapist to learn if you need a stability shoe, a neutral shoe, or a motion control shoe.

2. Walk First: You should begin a walking program to prepare your body for low-impact exercise BEFORE beginning a running program. Once you are able to walk 3 times per week for 30 minutes each time, then you are ready to start a run-walk program. Easing into a running program may take more time than you anticipated; however, you will save yourself many aches and pains as well as prevent injuries by taking the time to walk first.

3. Run Every Other Day: When you begin a running program, give your body a rest day between running days. Walk or lift weights on the days you don’t run. The rest day from running will allow your muscles to recover from beginning a new exercise...

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