Movement Review: Forward Lunge
A movement review is an excellent touch point to see exactly what DARI can collect and to better understand its importance in your motion health!
The forward lunge is a simple movement that requires good mobility and strength from both lower limbs. There are several variables that can be assessed during a forward lunge that make it a good functional movement. At DARI, we are very strategic in how we present data and forward lunge data is no exception! Check out below for some unique data points we present.
1- Stride length and stride length as a percentage of the lower body - a good indicator of mobility at the hips, knees, and ankles. At DARI, we recognize that not all body sizes and shapes are able to hit the same static measurements, however, if we account for limb length by representing stride length as a percentage of the lower limb length, now all numbers are normalized to each unique individual.
2- Total knee medial/lateral displacement during contact - did that knee wobble while in the lunge and show a lack of control and stability?
3- Contralateral hip extension - is the back leg limiting the potential stride length by not extending?