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I just did 16.1 and then watched a round of it and I have some thoughts on the lunges. A) everyone keeps saying they’re easy and a recovery in the workout. They were more challenging than I thought they would be. The stability overhead gets to be taxing. B) the key to making the lunges easier is proper position. Notice how in the top picture the athletes’s knee is stacked over the ankle. This is a more efficient position than allowing the knee to shoot past the toes as in the bottom picture. Not only is this potentially not great for the knee but it puts more of the load on the quads. Keep the knee over the ankle to share the load between the quads, glutes and hamstrings. So, the moral to the story is to take nice long steps in your lunges. You’ll have to do less reps and your quads and knees will thank you for it.