The reverse lunge is one of the top three overall lower body exercise there is! 4 Reasons you have to have this in your routine. Incorporate this move to:
- build killer legs
- correct muscular imbalance
- improve your power and olympic lifts
- prevent injury.
It is kind on the knees and puts a lot of load on the hips making it great for glute development. There are varies ways to load this movement but my favorite is the front rack. Placing the bar in the front rack demands a lot of core activation with less compression on the spine than the back rack. A win-win. The back rack is a fine option as well as it allows for a little more iron on the bar, which makes it a great strength move. Get this movement in your routine!
When we only workout with bilateral moves, the dominant side will usually fire a little more which consequently creates muscular imbalances and those can lead to injury (if nothing else, they will hold us back). Unilateral training is important to keep both sides of the body in symmetry.