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    Apr 12, 2007 3:52 AM GMT
    For some reason I am much more comfortable doing rear lunges [stepping back so leg I step with (my back leg) is fully extended almost horizontically and bending down on my front/stationary leg until it is at a 90 degree angle and then returning the back leg to it's initial position while straightening the front knee to return to standing position] than I am doing front lunges. Does anyone know what muscles are being targeted for each of these lunge approaches and if I'm missing a key leg muscle by only doing one vs. both? I also do squats,'step-ups', calve dips, and seated quad extensions for legs.
  • GQjock

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    Apr 12, 2007 6:38 PM GMT
    You're probably stepping out too far and placing undo pressure on your knee
    ...when you step out...your knee should never be out beyond your ankle
    try bringing your leg back a bit and watching your form...I bet you'll see a difference
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    Aug 14, 2007 10:40 PM GMT
    Do squats & dealifts for legs. Leg extensions are an ancillary exercise.

    For muscles targeted, see exrx

    For variation from lunges, try Bulgarian split squats