The lunge is a basic exercise with large implications on running and walking. This assessment measures lower body mobility, strength, and balance. It is also a powerful tool in helping users perfect this exercise and gain knowledge about efficient movement in these everyday areas. It is important that users approach this test with an understanding of movement analysis so that they are able to best use this assessment.
Step By Step #
Understanding Your Results
Knee Valgus occurs when the knee falls inward while performing a lunge movement. It is characterized by excessive hip adduction and internal rotation of the knees.
The torso should remain balanced while in the split stance of a lunge. If the torso wavers from side to side, this would be decrease the stability score. The knees should be in line with each other and the torso should not move.
Posture should remain stable throughout a lunge, with the core upright. There should be no forward or backward hip hinge during the lunge. The back should be in a neutral position with no lower curvature.
The front knee should be at a 90 degree angle. Thighs should be parallel to the ground. The lunge motion should primarily relying on the strength of quad muscle.
Frequently Asked Questions #
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