More effective lunges?

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  1. HuskiRuski

    HuskiRuski Cardinal Fan

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    i do a lot of lunges because balance is important to me for sports.

    i was wondering: are stationary lunges more or less effective than the regular lunges for balance and/or stengthening?

    thanks.
     
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    Which sport involves only lunges? Training at lunges will help you in your balance doing lunges, if you need balance for your sport you need to practice the movement you do in that sport.
     
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    i think regular would be better, but i dont really know. improving balance under strain can translate over to sports. it's not a bad idea to train it. get off his nuts ralyk.
     
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    there will be carryover, you don't only work on being tackled to be able to stay on your feet better, etc etc etc
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    both. stepping is a more natural motion, but works balance and coordination its harder since its elongated and weighted. standing still is also good b/c its not a motion ppl tend to do, so you have to work harder to maintain balance, esp if you go deep.
     
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    the great thing about lunges, especially in a sport specifc sense is that you can do them in many different planes.

    I do them in the following ways:

    front
    side
    diagonal forward
    reverse
    reverse diagonal

    there are also overhead walking variations of course

    as was mentioned balance should be developed specifically not by squatting on a swiss ball on top of an indo board in the sand at noon. But, remember that the core stability and stabilizer work will carry over in a general capacity.
     
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