Keep the thigh parallel to the ground when doing lunges. Learn how to do lunges to gain flexibility and strength in squash with training lessons from a squash instructor in this free video.
Okay, squash is one of the games that you burn most calories at. So men and women, if you want to get in better shape, this is the game. But it's such a hard game on the body because it's such incredible sprinting and changing directions that you want to get your fitness up a bit. So you want to, when you play you will get fitter but you want to train the body so you can absorb the shocks of the game. So one of the great stretches/strength building exercises, since you can see when I hit a ball it's a lunge. So in yoga or martial arts you also will do this type of pose. So since this is very similar to how you're going to hit a ball, I want you to do this pose. And if you can hold this for, let's say, thirty seconds, you're in pretty good shape. If you can hold it for a minute, you're in really good shape. If you can hold it for two minutes, you're in great shape. So just think that you're hitting the ball with it and just get into the pose and hold this pose like that. And this will work the legs and it's going to force you to breathe properly because what you don't want to be huffing and puffing when you're going around the court. So you do it on the forehand side and then you do it on the backhand side. So you see my thigh is parallel to the ground and I've got the racket in the ready position. So this is very similar to what I might do. So when you're playing squash, you're doing this endlessly. So it's one of the great workouts that you can get. And it's so fun; you don't really notice you're working out.