Getting in shape requires a lot of dedication, discipline, and hard work. But sometimes little mistakes that you commit unknowingly while exercising can ruin all of your efforts and can even lead to serious injuries.
We at smartzune.com visited a gym to find out what the most common mistakes people make while exercising are so that our awesome readers can steer clear of them.
Lunges are an excellent resistance exercise that strengthen your lower body, including your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. But you can make several mistakes while doing this seemingly simple exercise.
- Although lunges help improve your body’s balance, they are not balancing exercises. While doing them people often try to put one foot right in front of the other in a straight line, as if walking on a tight rope, and that’s wrong. You should place your feet a little less than hip-width apart for every lunge.
- Another mistake people often make is that they take small steps while lunging. If your feet are too close together, they will form a triangle-like shape between your legs and this is not what you want. Ideally, the space between the legs when you are in a lunge position should form a rectangle.
- Every time you lunge, your knee should not touch the ground. It’s perfectly fine if it sometimes does, but if this is how you do it every time, then you have to change your ways. This practice can not only harm your knees, but it also takes the tension off of your legs.