Runner’s Lunge to Balance

The runner’s lunge to balance is a strength and conditioning exercise. It helps improve hip mobility, stability, overall function of the lower body, and emphasizes building strength in the backs of the legs.


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    From a standing position, step backwards with one leg, bending your front knee and lowering your back knee towards the ground in a crouch position. Keep your front shin as vertical as possible.
  2. Runner's Lunge to Balance
    Push through your front heel and stand up, lifting your rear leg off the floor while simultaneously hinging forward from your hips, leaning your upper body towards the ground. Keeping a flat back, balance in this position for the desired amount of time and return to lunge.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid rounding your back during the balance portion of the exercise. Instead, keep core braced and back flat.