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Tips from the Masters: The Most Important Leg Exercises: Lunges (Part 3 of 4)

By Billy Polson

Lunges are a movement that most of us perform several times a day as we walk up stairs or kneel down to pick up something. So knowing how to perform lunges safely, in alignment, and using the correct muscles, is important for maintaining your muscle function and for keeping your hips, knees and ankles pain free as well as injury free.

In this video (Part 3 of 4), Billy Polson, founder of Diakadi Fitness Performance Life in San Francisco, explains the importance of including lunges (over using leg machines) in your workouts, how to perform a lunge with correct form, and the proper progression for learning the movement (from beginner level static lunges up to advanced dynamic lunges).

Follow the Four-Part Leg Series
Part 1: Program Overview
Part 2: Squats
Part 3: Lunges
Part 4: Dead Lifts

Tips from the Masters is provided courtesy of Billy Polson, creator of RealJock's Complete Strength 12-Week Workout Program. Polson and his partner Mike Clausen are founders and owners of the award-winning Diakadi Body personal training gym, voted San Francisco Magazine's "Best Place to Get Fit" as well as the San Francisco Chronicle's and CitySearch list of the Top Trainers in The Bay Area. For additional tips from the masters, check out the Diakadi Body Blog.