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Yes, part of my mobility work after goblet squats. Usually 5/5x5. They are great if you do BJJ as they help me drive through take downs.
I think a lot of things can be used successfully as long as its intentional. I think whether or not something is knee friendly is very individual; personally, any kind of lunges are kind to my body. I can do a lot more volume with lunges than other lower body movements and feel pretty good.The reason for mentioning this excersice is that Im after exercises that can give useful endurance, some strength, maybe some hypertrophy without too much acid and tiredness.
I have step-ups, stationary bike and swings in my tool box, but I also wondered if lunges could be useful. Today I tried doing backward lunges with a red iron woody band. Five reps right, then five reps left. Then just continuing until slightly tired. Then taking a break and starting all over again. I just wonder if backward lunges is thoroughly knee-friendly.
Any thoughts on this ? Have anyone tried doing them with a lot of volume ?
Jeff Martone of Tactical Athlete named them according to the special report that came with ETK (2006):What makes that "tactical"?