Review of the Badminton Lunge and Specific Training Considerations

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Abstract

LUNGE PERFORMANCE IS INTEGRAL TO PERFORMANCE IN THE SPORT OF BADMINTON. FOR THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH TO APPROPRIATELY CONDITION THE LUNGE PATTERN, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE UNIQUE DEMANDS OF THE BADMINTON LUNGE ARE WELL UNDERSTOOD. THIS ARTICLE WILL CONSIDER THE KINETICS, KINEMATICS, AND DIFFERENT VARIATIONS OF THE BADMINTON LUNGE, IDENTIFY THE POTENTIAL DETERMINANTS OF LUNGE PERFORMANCE, AND HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE KEY TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS. IT IS PROPOSED THAT PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP THE LUNGE SHOULD ULTIMATELY CONSIDER 4 COMPONENTS: STABILITY, STRENGTH, POWER, AND SPECIFIC ENDURANCE.

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