How to Do Forward Lunge With Front Reach
The forward lunge with front reach should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the forward lunge with front reach.
Beginning Reaching Lunges
1. Maintain a tall posture throughout the exercise and good stability through the belly.
2. Begin with a thorough dynamic warm up before starting this exercise. This engages the nervous system.
Reaching Lunges Movement
1. This exercise involves a forward lunge with a two arm forward reach.
2. Perform a forward lunge; for description see lunge & sagittal in the exercise library.
3. In the deepest part of the lunge, overlap your hands and reach to the front (at chest height) as far as you can, maintaining balance as shown.
4. Push back to your starting position.
5. Pay close attention to the video to observe the dynamics of this motion.
6. The goal is to reach as far as you can within your abilities.
7. Only allow a range of motion that can be balanced / controlled. If you lose balance, decrease your range of motion until you reach your threshold of success.
Reaching Lunges Benefits
A good lunge posture can aid in the development of a stronger and more stable core. Your core and abdominal muscles are worked during this workout. It aids in the development of stability, which is beneficial while moving your hips up and down. A stronger core helps you manage lower back discomfort while also improving your balance and posture.