Are backwards lunges good?
Do Backward Lunges If. You want to target your glutes and hamstrings more. Backward lunges will target the glutes and hamstrings more, while utilizing the quads to stabilize the body. Incorporating these can be extremely beneficial for those who are looking to bring up their posterior chain muscles.
Why are reverse lunges better than forward lunges?
One of the reasons people struggle with lunges is due to knee issues which can be aggravated if your front knee tracks over your ankle or bends in or outward. With reverse lunges, you have more control over the placement of your knee over your ankle, making them a better option for those with knee issues.
Are reverse lunges safer for knees?
Backward lunges are safer for the knees because it’s much easier to emphasize the muscles of the glutes, hamstrings, and quads. The pressure is reduced with backward lunges compared to regular lunges, as the tendency with forward lunges is to get the knee too far forward and over the toes.