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3 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Doing Jumping Lunges

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3 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Doing Jumping Lunges

3 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Doing Jumping Lunges

There are numerous ways to spice up the traditional lunge, and one effective variation is the jumping lunge. This dynamic move can elevate your heart rate and target your lower body without requiring any equipment. However, ensuring proper form is crucial for maximizing its benefits.

Common errors to watch out for during jumping lunges:

1. Neglecting to lunge through your back leg

A fundamental aspect of a correct lunge is descending with both legs at a 90-degree angle, keeping the back leg bent while leaping. By failing to do so, you avoid achieving a deep enough lunge, which can strain the front leg and defeat the purpose of the exercise.

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2. Arching your spine excessively

While lunges primarily target the lower body, it’s essential to engage your core to prevent over-arching of the spine. When your back isn’t straight, your shoulders may shift too far back over your hips, compromising spinal and core stability. Aim to align your shoulders directly over your hips with a straight line from head to upper body.

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3. Failing to track your knees properly

During a jump, your body may attempt to rotate, so it’s crucial to monitor the positioning of your knees. Focus on aligning your knee over your toe and driving your back leg downward towards the ground as you leap, as advised by a personal trainer.

 

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