Athletes Should Do This Exercise: Transverse Lunge To Balance
Posted Sep 22 2008 10:13am
We all do lunges ---front lunges, reverse lunges, walking lunges, side lunges---- AND TRANSVERSE LUNGES, right? If you are an athlete, transverse lunges are an important exercise for you.
Many athletic movements happen in the transverse plane of motion --movements like rotations, twists, turns and pivots. So, this plane of motion must be adequately trained for you to successful in your sport.
The transverse lunge to balance is done this way:
1. Stand with feet straight and shoulder-width apart.
2. Lift chest, tuck chin and place hands on hips.
1. Turn and lunge by opening the hips and stepping back at 45 degree angle, pivoting on back foot.
2. Stabilize, front foot straight, knee bent at 90 degrees and directly over second and third toes; opposite leg bent at 90 degree angle, heel of back foot off ground.
3. Push off the front leg into a balanced standing position.