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Lunge Replacement


#1

If you could replace lunges with another excercise that would give the same/similar benefit what would it be? I will be unable to lunge for a while due to a foot injury.


#2

...I would do whatever your foot injury permits you to do.


#3

Um...walking?

Seriously, leg extensions? If you can't do lunges due to a foot injury, I'm not really sure what else you expect to be able to do?


#4

Yeah, what's wrong with leg curls and extensions for until things heal up?


#5

Bulgarian Split Squat or jut plain slit squats, if your injury permits.


#6

Like everyone else said, if lunges bother your foot, aside from a few machines like leg curls anything else is probably going to bother it.


#7

squat rack curls


#8

while standing on a bosu ball


#9

I can squat just can't bend my toe or walk with added loads going to try step-ups/b. split-squats.


#10

split squats I do not think would work, but give them a try, step ups would prolly be the one that'll work. As well as single-leg leg press, single leg squats (if you can do those). Good luck with recovery.


#11

Straight Leg Deadlift w/Full Range Of Motion (standing on blocks)


#12

I was going to recommend the single leg presses and bulgaarian split squats but you beat me to it.


#13

I agree with those that recommend leg curls until you are back on your feet again (sorry couldn't resist)


#14

Another good one.

Personally, I feel BB lunges the most in my glutes and upper hamstrings. That's why I feel that leg ext and leg curls really aren't an adequate replacement for this movement.


#15

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