Lunge your way to Faster Bike & Run splits.

Let's discuss the LUNGE⚡️

Just like the Squat, it is a primal Movement as well.  Critical in athletics and being the best Human you can be.
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WHY should every Triathlete do these quad building exercises? Great Question!
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First though, lets address what the lunge strengthens. The Lunges 3 main muscle targets are:
1️⃣Quads

2️⃣Glutes

3️⃣Hamstrings

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It is one of the absolute best exercises to help you push a big gear on the bike & attack those hills on the run. This movement also isolates each leg, focusing on muscular balance & proprioception.  Making sure you are more effective, efficient and bullet proof in your training and racing.

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⭐️If you want more Power on the Bike & more Propulsion on the Run.....then add Lunges into your weekly strength routine.

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Build slowly up to a Heavy weight. Once you are there, 2 or 3 sets of 4-8 reps on each leg. The reason I like heavy weight and fewer reps is it maximizes strength without maximum fatigue.  The short version is, lighter weight paired with a lot of reps can fatigue you to the point where your next endurance based workout suffers.  Your goal is to get stronger for your sports performance.  Not trash your legs for next few days.  I like to use the word "compliment" your sport specific training.

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Pro Tips:

1️⃣You can use walking lunges as a warm up prior to runs.

2️⃣Be careful that your knee does not track past (forward) your toe. You do not want to over stress the patellar tendon and risk tendinitis.

3️⃣Keep your body guessing, change up the weight load variety frequently. Barbell, Weight plate, Sand bag, Med ball etc.....
 

4 Variations of the Lunge Video HERE
 

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Please use the videos as a visual resource and if you have any questions do not hesitate to

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Use the subject title LUNGE QUESTIONS. 


Cheers, Wes
www.nolimitshammerharder.com
 

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Speaking of Power on the Bike with LUNGES.  Lets put that new strength to work and apply it to a real world scenario:
 

Break out the Big Ring, we are focusing on increasing our ability to produce FORCE. More simply put, we are going to build Leg Strength. Its fairly logical that we as cyclist would want stronger legs. But WHY?  Force is half of the Power equation.  The more Force we can produce the more Power we can produce and we can be versatile on how we produce the Force.

Power = Force x Cadence

Bonus: You will never have to worry about walking your bike up a hill!

FORCE Building Workout HERE

 
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