Lunges Over Squats For Functional Fitness…



Though there is value in both squats and lunges, when it comes to functional fitness — the need to have your body work best on your behalf, lunges should be the preferred exercise.

When you squat, the legs are transferring tension back-and-forth between each other in fractal seconds. Each wants to pass the load off to the other, and each sends it back. As a result, your dominant leg, which everyone has, does about 55% of the work.

However, when performing lunges, which is essentially a one-legged squat, your extended leg can’t pass the load to the other leg, because the other leg is in a stabilization role. This means your extended leg does 100% of the work with each…