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Multi Directional Lunges

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Multi directional lunges are an ultimate addition to your training!

If you have tight hips or knee issues, then practicing these will help you move better plus help with your flexibility and the tolerance of your knees. Hitting these strange angles is something to build up – not avoid!

On the other hand, if you’re generally flexible but find that no matter how much you stretch, you still feel tight, these will add stability to your hips and you’ll find you need to stretch less!

The Lunge angles are stepping back:
1. Straight behind you (6 o’clock)
2. At a slight diagonal (4 o’clock / 8 o’clock)
3. Out to the side (3 o’clock / 9 ‘clock)

Keeping the front foot facing forwards throughout!

Repeat that circuit 10 reps of the circuit per side (totally 30 lunges per side!) and if your glutes feel hammered after it you really, really need them!

Over time you can add a plate or block under your front foot to give you a slight deficit, making them the most mega mobility activation warm up you can get!!

Multi lunges are AWESOME!

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Tom Morrison is the creator of The Simplistic Mobility Method and works with athletes on prerequisite movement capabilities for optimal strength, performance, and reduced risk of injury. He is a British weightlifting coach, martial artist, CrossFit trainer and competitor.

His passion is getting people to live a pain free life so they can do the things they enjoy, he works with professional MMA fighters, golfers, football and rugby players, strongmen, powerlifters, experienced CrossFit athletes and weightlifters, people with no mobility, people with hypermobility, people with chronic back, knee and shoulder injuries, and most commonly people with general tightness or pain that can’t seem to figure out why.

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