Diagonal Lunge

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Diagonal Lunge

Should be able to perform a classic forward lunge with good balance.

Each exercise should begin with a good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop this exercise.

Beginning

Beginning Diagonal Lunge

Start in a standing position with chest up, and lower back tight.

Make sure you have enough floor space around you.

Movement

Diagonal Lunge Movement

1. Tense up your core, and align posture.

2. Step/Lunge forward 45 degrees off-center.

3. Although footsteps off-center, hips pelvis remain straight.

4. During the lunge, breathe in and lower your body with control, keeping pressure distributed evenly between both feet, don't put all the pressure on the front foot only.

5. Be aware of your feet, make sure they don't cave in or shift out.

6. Breathe out and quickly stand back up to the original position.

Benefits

Diagonal Lunge Benefits

Quadricep strengthening.

Quadricep definition.

Hamstring strengthening.

Hamstring definition.

Hip stabilization.

Improved balance.

Improved coordination between lower body muscle groups.

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