Diagonal lunge with reach down

STRENGTH

Exercise Benefits:

• Perform this exercise at home or in the gym.

• It helps to build better coordination and stability, while working all the muscles in your lower body and your core.


How to Do the Exercise:

• Start this exercise with your arms by your sides and your feel hip-width apart. Make sure that your head is in line with your shoulders, hips, and knees. This is the start position.

• Take a step diagonally forward (i.e. at about 45 degrees to your body) with your right leg. Bend your right knee a little and transfer your weight to the front (right) leg. Fold forward at the hips and reach for the ground. Keep your back in a straight, strong line; at no point during the exercise should your back ground.

• Push off with your front (right leg) and return to the start position, and perform the exercise on the left side. Repeat for the required number of repetitions, alternating sides.

• As you gain familiarity with this exercise, try to take larger steps forward diagonally, and bend the knee of the front leg more, making sure that your knee doesn’t travel in front of your toes.

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