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Travelling Lunges

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Best Use For Improving Vertical Jump

Travelling lunges, much like step ups, are an excellent exercise for building overall strength in the leg muscles, particularly if you prefer to jump off one leg. Their best use for jumping athletes is in developing general leg strength.

Technique Tips

The further you step forward and the deeper you go into the lunge as you walk, the more you will recruit your hamstrings and glutes. If you take shorter steps you will place more emphasis on your quadriceps. For variety you could alternate between sets of longer strides and shorter ones to ensure you provide plenty of stimulation to both the posterior and the anterior chains.

Alternative Exercises

Some good alternatives to Travelling Lunges are


Split Squats

Low Box Lunge into Step Up

Reverse Lunges

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