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Old 08-17-2013, 06:41 AM   #1
colin dore
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I just did lunges yesterday, as per the Friday workout of week 10 of the Technique Development program, and today my ass is sore!! I've been going heavy on the front squats and squats in this program, but I could tell right away while doing the lunges that they were activating the glutes a shit-ton more, even with the token weights I was using. Does this indicate that I'm not using my glutes as effectively on my pulls and squats as I should be? Or is it just because I have not done this exercise in such a long time? Either way, I'm thinking of adding this to my list of assistance exercises going forward.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:54 AM   #2
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Lunges make your ass sore. It's just a fact of life, like death and taxes. They are definitely a good glute exercise to mix in to your assistance work for GPP. There may be better exercises for glute activation specific to the olympic lifts, as those don't rely that much on eccentric glute contraction. Still, the combination of glute work and unilateral work is usually worthwhile to some extent for most folks.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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Patrick is right on. Lunges make your gluts sore for sure. Especially if you haven't done them in a long time. Same with Good Mornings on the hamstrings. It doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong. If you want to work them in after a training session, that's completely fine.
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