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Reverse Lunge Form Tips Switch Up Your Step Distance To emphasize glute and hamstring involvement take a longer step backwards. To emphasize quadriceps involvement take a shorter step backwards. Regardless of what stance tweaks you make, aim to perform full range-of-motion reps with knees pointing in the same direction as your toes.

How to Do a Reverse Lunge. A. Stand with feet together and hands clasped in front of chest. B. Take a big step backward with the right foot, keeping hips square to the front and pelvis neutral. Lower until both legs are bent at 90-degree angles, keeping chest tall and core engaged.

Keep your head facing forward, with your chin tilted up. Additionally, don’t lock your knees. Tip: Reverse lunges work the leg that’s stationary, which will be your front leg. That means you’ll be working your right leg when you step backwards with your left.

“The reverse lunge is probably the best overall single-leg exercise you can do.” Form notes: Ensure the toes and knee of your back leg are facing the same direction throughout the entire move. Keep your elbows high and in front of you the entire time, with your hands close together by your neck. At this point, the kettle-bells should be resting comfortably on your upper arms. Stand up tall and set your feet at a stance closer than shoulder width, with your feet pointing forward.

Keep chest tall and core engaged. Find “center” and bring both feet together (with weight evenly distributed) between each rep. Don’ts: Take a small step back. (If either or both of your knees is forced to bend at an angle of less than 90 degrees, you need to step farther.).

The reverse lunge is just like the normal lung, except as its name implies you take a step backward rather than forward. The effects on the muscles are the same. But, the reverse lunge places less stress on your knees because the knees cannot extend beyond the toes as easily.

Here’s how to perfect your form: Keep your upper body straight, with your shoulders back and relaxed and chin up (pick a point to stare at in front of you so you don’t keep looking down). Always engage your core. Step forward with one leg, lowering your hips until both knees are bent at about a 90-degree angle. Do keep your feet hip-width apart, to avoid walking a tightrope and wobbling to one side. Do engage your core and keep your back straight for stability during the entire movement.

Do use your arms for extra balance by holding them out to your sides if needed. Do keep neck. The reverse lunge is a unilateral exercise than can be used to build strength, muscle hypertrophy, and enhance movement mechanics for strength, power, and fitness athletes.

List of related literature:

Back Lunge with Knee Lift to Front—Step back, down, bring leg through to a knee lift, and return to starting position in this four-count lunge—1) step back 2) lower body 3) lift 4) return back foot to starting position.

“Fitness Instructor Training Guide” by Cheryl L. Hyde, American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness
from Fitness Instructor Training Guide
by Cheryl L. Hyde, American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness
Kendall/Hunt, 2002

Forward lunge: I While maintaining the neutral zone throughout the exercise, the patient is asked to step forward with one leg and lower the opposite knee toward the ground (Figure 15-44).

“Orthopaedics for the Physical Therapist Assistant” by Mark Dutton
from Orthopaedics for the Physical Therapist Assistant
by Mark Dutton
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011

For example, a wrestler who experiences problems with the lunge when his left foot is forward should try row and press movements on a double-handle cable column from a half-kneeling position with the right foot forward, then try the same exercise with the left foot forward.

“Athletic Body in Balance” by Gray Cook
from Athletic Body in Balance
by Gray Cook
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2003

Moving lunge: Holding on to the seatback, turn diagonally to the right and step out into a partial front lunge with the right foot (left hand holds the chair), letting the left (back) heel lift up (see figure 9.26).

“Methods of Group Exercise Instruction” by Mary M. Yoke, Carol Armbruster
from Methods of Group Exercise Instruction
by Mary M. Yoke, Carol Armbruster
Human Kinetics, 2019

► Avoid moving the lunge leg’s knee forward and back; focus on just moving the knee up and down.

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Simon & Schuster UK, 2013

Once you find your ideal stance, set up with the bar touching your shins (or very close to your shins), hinge forward from your hips, externally rotate your hips as you descend (turn your knees outward), and form your grip on the bar.

“Glute Lab: The Art and Science of Strength and Physique Training” by Bret Contreras, Glen Cordoza
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by Bret Contreras, Glen Cordoza
Victory Belt Publishing, 2019

This timeI Step 1111139AS you lunge, Don’t airow the backward with your rotate your upper weight to carry right leg into a lunge.

“The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular YOU!” by Adam Campbell
from The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular YOU!
by Adam Campbell
Rodale, 2009

Similarly, work on the lunge line using a chambon (a device that runs from the girth via a headpiece to the bit rings) can encourage the horse to work in a correct outline and develop fitness and strength of the appropriate musculature.

“Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse E-Book” by Michael W. Ross, Sue J. Dyson
from Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse E-Book
by Michael W. Ross, Sue J. Dyson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Generally, forward to back weight shifting is preferable with your legs in a diagonal stance and weight shifted from front leg to back leg (think of it as a “lunge” type movement).

“Handbook of Modern Hospital Safety” by William Charney
from Handbook of Modern Hospital Safety
by William Charney
CRC Press, 2009

The step—up and reverse lunge hybrid is one of my favorite exercises.

“Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy” by Bret Contreras
from Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy
by Bret Contreras
Human Kinetics, 2013

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  • Imagine getting hit by a killer when you’re already through the window and start running, lol cause I can and hitboxes are so bad man:( I also hate it when I get into games with urban evaders and blendettes.

  • These are great if you have knee issues. They completely change where the stress is placed and can be great leg builders. They also build stability because it takes more than traditional lunges. Hey guys, I’m new to YouTube and live for fitness. It would be much
    appreciated if you checked out my channel. I do meal prep, supplement reviews and informational/motivational videos. Thanks bros!
    -Certified Personal Trainer/Online Trainer and Certified Weight Management Specialist

  • So, the forward and reverse lunges are the same thing?, but forward lunges is the bad method to do it, and the reverse is the only and correct method to do it?

  • I was doing sprinter lunges as suggested in one of your videos and was feeling a little pain near my patellar tendon.
    Searched ‘pain with lunges’ andthis came up. You really have a solution to everything!

  • But what about the sharp knee pain that hits in the BACK leg? When the knee goes down towards the ground, that is when sharp pain occurs.
    Again, I am referring to the knee pain in the leg that is in the back, with knee touching (or almost touching) the ground. That is where the worst pain is for me, to a point that it is difficult to stand back up. What to do to alleviate that one?
    Thanks in advance

  • Hey there, I’m just starting with exercising at home. Your channel helps a lot. Is it only for man or also for woman?
    Can you do the same with sideway lunges? Reverse them? �� My knees hurt a lot..

  • I don’t get how people can do both legs symmetricaly. I never know if i went far enough with the other leg. Even if i try my best to do both legs equally, i can feel pain on different muscles in each leg.

  • I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee. The Dr had to drain it,cut my ligament and move my knee cap back over. I’ve been going through physical therapy and I find it hard to do lunges and we’ve been practicing after over two months from surgery. Any suggestions on doing lunges and working the knee too strengthen it again. I had Pigmented villonodular synovitis.

  • ever since i started doing reverse lunges with a resistance band the pain in my left knee flares. not sure what to do because the dr. told me to exercise and this happens when i only do a few lunges. I keep doing little by little everyday an i like to think I’m gradually getting better but the pain is making me worry. can you help?

  • I think this advice is incredibly useful. This is the only youtube video with suggest doing the lunge this way. I tried it one time and never go back. It really saves your knees!!

  • Good tutorial on forward lunges and backward lunges but doesn’t real solve the knee pain issue. Also reverse lunges over recruits the Adductor Magnus muscle so for guys who thighs rub together when they walk reverse Lunges is not the way to go.

  • This is so so helpful. I always have pain and stiffness above my knee cap after I do lunges. Will definitely try the reverse lunges instead.

  • You’re first tip is such a good one. When I play and say I’m repairing a gen with someone, if the killers comes towards us but chases my teammate I will instantly start repairing again. You win more games playing that way!

  • I recently started playing, thanks for the tips!! I’m mostly playing defense, healing and unhooking teammates and distracting the killer while they pop generators.

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  • Im pretty sure i pulled my quad doing this. I did them last week and felt great, went to go again monday and first drop down instant pain in the front of my quad like a 1″ strip half way down my quad.. could be hip flexor? Is that a common issue? Im not in alot of pain so not serious but curious if this is common. I can do all other exercise pain free so donno what happened. Fairly new to actively exercising.

  • Hi, I am a 33 yr old female, that has patellar tendonitis. I have had mild symptoms for at least 6 weeks, but now only experiencing discomfort with certain moves? Should I continue training as normal, only modifying/doing alternates of those moves causing discomfort? Then adding in moves to help strengthen above and below the knee as seen in other videos on your channel? Thanks!

  • community??? DBD has the most TOXIC and annoying assholes that I’ve seen in any game, seriously it makes me want to strangle many of those pieces of shit, the saltiest and worst gamers ever.

  • HI Jeff, I can’t do lunges because I have a disability in my legs and there is a difference of almost 5 cms between them, and the only exercise I can’t do is front or reverse lunges. What could you recommend me?

  • The first time I got a good medkit I got an altruism offering and one of my teammates disconnected and the other two didn’t even try to save me

  • Ranking screws over people who do gens who aren’t the best at chases. Im at rank 1 and i would much prefer to be a lower rank so I can improve at chases a little easier

  • Hloo i m feeling shortness with breathe from few days i check covid test got negative my lungs r not working well
    Doctor said due to ciggratess which i quit asap can u plzzz help me out with lungs exercise soon plzz i m tensed

  • I see you are playing PC, but any tips for looking behind you on PS4? I’m the person running into stuff or fully changing direction. I’m not sure what to adjust to get better at looking behind me.

  • Jeff does them without weights to demonstrate, but does any experienced gym goers actually do this exercise without weights? Do you recommend doing them without weights, because when I add heavier weight it doesn’t seem to be targetting quads, glutes, and abs like they should, it just feels like more stress on my knees, hips and back

  • Does this also apply to when using dumbells for extra weight? I recently have knee pain and I was wondering if it was due to bad form

  • Brilliant. I’ve avoided lunges for years because of that stabbing pain and the days of pain that followed. Going to start slow and see if this changes things.

  • My knee is in very weak condition, I’m no athlete. I reverse lunge five times in the morning and five times at night. It makes my leg stronger.
    That is along with other exercises.

  • Another thing I’ve noticed between regular and reverse lunges is that during a regular lunge, it’s not just the landing, but pushing your body and any added weight backwards (regular) versus pushing straight up (reverse).

    Ayy, and that Kendrick at the end!

  • For me it’s the knee that’s close to the ground that hurts, in my case it’s my left knee. When I alternate, that same knee feels ok…what could I do to alleviate the pain?

  • Glad I found this. I can squat, deadlift and leg press all day long. I’ve always struggled with lunges. Guess since I’ve not done them for a while, and I’m not obligated to do them how I had to back in the high school days, I can start with body weight to work on form and technique and then promote to dumbbells or weighted barbell. Thanks man!!!

  • Would you recommend the reverse lunge for ppl who are slew footed (toes pointed outward) because I have problems with my stability. If I go in the motion with my toes pointed forward then that knee starts to point inward… and if I leave my toes out that feels really uncomfortable putting that force on the side of my foot rather than the ball of my foot

  • Love this channel yall, i like how he explains stuff. he doesnt just give suggestions, but also explains the logic behind them ��. �� would recommend to all my workout buddies ��

  • the knee of the back leg always hurtsI suppose I’m putting too much stress on it and too little stress on the muscle of the front leg? I wonder what I’m doing wrong…

  • This May I started to do (forward) lunges, I already have squats in my exercise before but I added lunges, and after a few days my left knee hurts when I was about to do some squats
    I still did some forward lunges in my workout after that while feeling that left knee pain, but recently I stopped doing the forward lunges, only squats and some reverse lunges, any idea when will this left knee pain while doing the leg exercises will heal? or any natural remedy to heal this?

  • Saw this when it first aire i did everything you said to do last night on leg day it work.. i have limited mobility in my legs..i put 2 benches one on each side to aide in keeping my balance so now i can do bodyweight lunges thinks to pump chaser

  • Why does my knee hurt with the leg that isn’t stepping forward it’s like when it stretches that way I feel joint pain which started happening recently out of nowhere? Please help.

  • Yes! Thank you for that clarification about the pallets. My kids got me playing DbD and I’m “hooked” 😉 Anyway, my eldest says I waste pallets sometimes but, it does buy me time to escape….and I don’t throw every pallet I see either. Thanks for your help! Great video! ALL of these tips have helped me rank to a 9 and I have only been playing for a couple of weeks! Probably not brag worthy to some but, I’m pretty proud!

  • I just realized how much tension I’m really putting on my knees on leg day.. Dang simple things like that can really screw you up later

  • They should add penny wise maybe make sewers and he can use them to find poeple or like a ballon comes out of the sewer and it pops and he gets a notification and he can change forms? Like he opens his mouth and the the three lights I forgot the name but the there small light balls and it can blind people or make there screen black?

  • I was actually caught in the three gen scenario today but now that im aware of this ill be sure to try and do the harder ones first if possible

  • I’ve been searching for some time, I want to know where I should put my focus when doing a lunge.
    When I step forward to do a lunge, in which leg should I put my weight? Should I push my front stepped out leg back to go in to normal position?

  • chris i may be doin a small bulk dependin if i keep losin weight at the rate im goin but i wanna try the classic physique program when u drop it do u think it will still be good for me or should i wait?

  • Drybear: every moment of every game should be doing something productive
    Also drybear: go into a game and start practicing fast vault

  • never even thought of why i would would get some knee pain from traditional lunges..definitely gonna give these a try on my next leg day..great video chris!!

  • Great video. So glad that I can avoid the toxic part of the community with this game on Switch. No one uses Mics and there’s no messaging system

  • I am new in this game,there is somethinki do not understand about teachable perks.
    I spend so much blood point on 4 killer that i do not like just for unlock teachable perks.
    But i can not see those unlocked perks on the killers that i like to play.

  • Been exercising a while now and since I haven’t been doing lunges in my work outs for months I had to look up how to do a lunge cause I forgot ��

  • My patella popped out when I was in high school and I avoided lunges ever since. Now I’m trying to learn the proper way bc it causes me pain while doing other exercises

  • This is the video I’ve been waiting for!! I dislocated my left kneecap 10 years ago and always struggled doing regular lunges because of it

    Thanks Chris

  • These videos are so helpful!

    I do have a question about my knee cap, tendon, and quad stretch. When I stretch my quads, I often feel the stretch more just above my knee cap rather than the middle of my quads. I’m guessing that would be one of my tendons and it doesn’t feel good so I’ll stop. I’m not sure if I’m doing it wrong or if something else is affecting it. It’s the same knee that often has pain and popping, which I’ve been slowly addressing my feet, ankles, and hips in order to fix it. Oh! And the inside of my thigh on that same leg has been tight, I’m pretty sure I pulled that muscle and each time I try to stretch it carefully it still ends up feeling worse afterwards.
    What is ultimately causing it and how can I fix it?
    I can’t see a Dr or anyone for about 6 months, that’s how far out the appointments are. It’s not serious but it’s definitely bothersome.

  • New player here. I thought having to chase a survivor looping around an objects was toxic until I learned of the bloodlust which gives you speed the more you chase a victim. So, a veteran told me that looping is sometimes the only option a survivor has.

  • Chris my go to guy for knowledge!!..after 12 yrs of active duty in the Marines my knees are shot!! I tried squatting can’t do them properly without pain. I’ll try these thanks Chris!!

  • I’m nearly 63 (boo hoo) and generally fit, work outside and am active but a lot of me has gone to pot!! I tried these and it hurts to start with but after a while WOW what a difference and it’s true, you can keep yourself younger than you think if you concentrate on keeping strong. Thank you for this, very useful and encouraging.

  • What activities or exercises are recommended to improve the lower back muscles? I have been having lower back pain, soreness and stiffness, however want to improve my core and other muscles related to the lower back.

  • Congrats on the DOPE House!! I’ve watched your videos way back since 2011-2012. Starting from the Apartment with the Spatula to the 3 Car Garage.. You earned It Brother and You Inspire me to keep finding my path In Life because The Grind Will Pay Off.

  • I started this game very recently on mobile and I went into my first match, needless to say I sucked and turns out avoiding hooks is much more difficult than it seems. I don’t panic because of the atmosphere, but mostly because I feel like I’m disappointing my teammates since I’m a bad survivor:’) I hope these tips will help me improve, thanks!

  • Holy crap. My knees sting like like that whenever I apply weight while bending them. I’ve been told it’s that particular tendon as well.
    Alongside this exercise, is there a sort of rehabilitation routine I can do to get over this issue to be able to train my legs properly again?
    (You probably won’t see this but I’m really really hoping you do!)

  • Bless you! I’m not 100% sure why, but I couldn’t keep proper form on a forward lunge after about 3 reps because I would lose my balance. I can actually keep proper form on the reverse lunge with no balance issues whatsoever.

  • at first i thought
    “why did this video start at 0:06
    then i remembered it starts with him saying he thoroughly enjoys playing dead by daylight.
    obviously some kind of psychopath

  • You are too funny… like you a lot… I just started working out again after a year break. I’m glad I found. your video is really what I was looking for

  • I’m a skilled rank 1 dead by daylight player and I play on Xbox one but that doesn’t mean anything. Lol I’m still watching this tho

  • Thanks for the dissertation! Most people just smile and say ‘Buck up’ without any scientific explanation, so this is very much appreciated.

  • I can’t seem to get lunges. I used to be able to 4 years ago when I was in shape, but now it seems like my knees are weak and can’t seem to do it no matter how many times i try. The thing is, in my mind I know what to do but when it comes to actually doing them it’s like my legs don’t cooperate lol. Oh well, I’ll keep tryimg eventually I’ll get it

  • Someday not far off I will move to the US and train with Jeff as my PT! I’m gonna make that happen..Ur videos are phenomenal Jeff!
    Love from a doctor in India

  • These are everything I think of and they are great tips but the thing is that my teammates don’t what you say they waste time they waste pallets for when they are way ahead of the killers

  • Hey Chris, nobody talks about this and so I can’t find answers anywhere…..I’m a girl and I feel like I’ve built enough muscle, upper body definitely, as well as legs (won’t say no to some more glute gains, but not if it means getting more quads in the process). How can I continue to go to the gym four times a week, because I just love working out, and maintain instead of gain?

  • while doing lunges going on front foot on 90 degrees the front of the knee cap or inside the knee cap hurts for some reason
    any help or stretches would be helpful?thank you

  • Thanks Chris, video right on time, I struggle with knee exercises but I hate lunges… reconstructed left knee tore my ACL & PCL yrs ago still weak…will give it a try.

  • This is brilliant!! Forward lunges are brutal for my knees (even with proper form), but the reverse lunges are painless!! You are the best!! Thank you for saving my knees and providing such a great service!!

  • Great information although the part I gathered most was painless lunges; it’s true. Thanks for biblical amounts of athlete training information for most all ages and levels of gym experiences and athletic talents. Great job you are a “gym!”

  • The angle of your tibia in both your front and reverse lunge is very knee dominant. Regardless of choosing front or reverse lunge, it is probably better if you keep your tibia more vertical in order to encourage more hip dominance, therefore reducing stresses on the quad and in turn knee joint hopefully resulting in less pain because of that.

    Personally I will prescribed reverse lunges, not because of open or closed chain, although that is a good point, but because in a reverse lunge I find patients are less prone to conducting the lunge with knee dominance. When doing a forward lunge I find the forward momentum of the movement encourages the knee to be more forward of the ankle, thus making the exercise more knee dominant. That’s not to say I wouldn’t prescribed forward lunges, it’s just when trying to combat knee pain and the patient has this movement pattern I find myself having to intervene a lot more than than if I prescribe reverse lunges and ultimately I want the patients to be able to manage without me in the long term and be pain free doing it.

  • Hey Chris great video. I needed that. I do have a off left knee so I stopped doing so many lunges and traditional squats. I do hack squats and dumbbell squats. From time to time I do cable lunges. If you don’t mind can you do a video sharing some insight on cable squats and their benefits or the lack thereof?

  • im new to the game and im playing on xbox so how do i do a skill check when i try to repair the generator and when i try to heal my partners

  • I have no idea what I have. The left knee has started getting light dull pain just resting not when doing the exercises. However I have weak glutes and as a compensation, much stronger quad and hamstring. Left hip a bit in anterior tilt and often standing on locked or almost locked knee, quad and hamstring often firing up instead of glute, walking or so. Those muscles, hamstring and quad are also often very tight and after exercising almost stay in tension. The left foot points more open than the right one and also had a broken pinky toe at some point. Tight something, a tendon perhaps, in the inner thigh as well, preventing from sitting like in an easier version of lotus pose without feeling burn/locking up there.

    Now the knee pain wasn’t a thing until I started exercising glutes and legs. I wonder how common of an issue this is and if this is just the question of training the glute more and stretching those leg muscles (stretching hamstring makes me wanna scream immediately and it just feels like stretching doesn’t help much)? Although I’ve watched other videos of yours that say stretching hamstrings is usually not helping anterior tilted pelvis caused pain. Would that eventually place the bones coming to the knee properly and also hold the foot in a more proper position? Or maybe I’d benefit from some supplement that helps joints? Maybe you’ll address issues like this in a future video.

  • 100%. Those vibrations resonant within the tendons in the knee. Those amplitudes disfigure the tendons which overtime begun to extend to compensate for the heavy landings. I have this same problem where I talk about of my ass to make my self seem relevant and smart.

    WENGER OUT

  • Some of these do work but it also depends what killer/team mates you are matched with and what survivor, killer they choose. Because, everyone has a more powerful perk than others so you also have to pick wisely your character even if its one you hate like you wanna be a girl but the best is boy.

  • So let’s say you have your Right Foot in front of you. Will this be predominantly working out your right knee or your left knee at the back?

  • This is the only workout channel that I ever watch.
    A lot of workout trainers have a kind of annoying and arrogant attitude, whereas Buff Dudes are very humble and likeable.

  • Thanks for making this video. I am 6′-7″ with 2 bad knees and just getting into working out again. The forward lunge hurts when I try it but the reverse lunge seems like something I’m going to incorporate into my workouts

  • And just imagine how many fitness books including personal trainers manuals teach doing forward lunges.. you always need to do extra research

  • I actually think this might be a good lunge variation for people training in MMA. Reverse lunge are also better for your knees. Nice.

  • Forward lunges would hurt my right knee so bad.. It was like the bones were grinning against each other. Reverse lunge.. No sounds of cracking or pain. Genious

  • Did they change ruin recently or something? It doesn’t do anything to good skill checks, it makes gens automatically regress at faster speeds whenever a survivor isn’t on one. I only started playing 4ish months ago, is this something they changed?

  • Lunges are unnecessary unless you’re playing a sport. Causes anterior translation to knee. Which destroys knees. Effect of exercise is quads some adductor muscle involvement and 2 of the 3 gluteal muscles ate worked. Theres 20 exercises that work the same muscles and have almost no risk or downside. You exercise unless your playing a sport to stay healthy. Why would I purposely hurt my knees if I’m not playing a sport. Ridiculous…ex physical therapist??? Now we know why your an EX…p.t. Terrible advice. Borderline if you’re a professional trainer you can get sued. If you’re a PT you learned that lesson already…loss of license n possibly a malpractice suit to you and the person overseeing your work.

  • I’ve heard that you should avoid the iso quad machine because it puts too much force on the knee. But should you always avoid forward lunges? I’ve never heard someone say it can’t be done safely.

  • i literally didn’t even watch halfway through the video and hopped into a game. we played so well, none of us got hit and we all escaped. the killer was pretty bad, but the teamwork was there!

  • First of all the lady that is doing the lunges has a different form so if your talking about how it should be done he should have put her hands little bit more up to her hips for balance and did a lunge one leg forward and one leg backwards the forwards leg is not fully touching the floor