Knee Pain: Quad vs. Glute Dominant Lunges

Time for a short video…about a minute and a half. I was asked a question about lunges and knee pain, whether front or back lunges are easier on the knees.

In the video I talk about the difference between quadriceps dominant lunges vs. glute dominant lunges. Quad dominant lunges are the more traditional 90/90 lunge and the glute is closer to a squat variation.

Which is better???

Thanks for watching and reading!

Eric Beard
Athletic Performance Enhancement Specialist
Corrective Exercise Specialist

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One Comment

  1. John Izzo
    Posted June 17, 2009 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    I tend to teach the glute version to my clients first before the tradional 90/90. SImply for a beginner's standpoint, the quad dominate awlays has weight-shifting concerns (too far forward stressing the quad/patella tendons)–and you at least get some hamstring work on the glute version. Once the glute version is master, we move to traditional lunges. Good post!

    JOhn Izzo

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