How to Do Dumbbell Front Side Lunge Combo
Should be able to perform a classic forward lunge and a separate classic lateral lunge with good balance/posture.
No excessive tension in hip flexors or calves.
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 Dumbbell Side Front Lunge
Start in a standing position with chest up, and lower back tight.
Make sure you have enough floor space around you.
Dumbbell Side Front Lunge Movement
1. Tense up your core, and align posture.
2. Step/Lunge forward.
3. Although foot steps forward, hips/pelvis remain straight.
4. During 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 original position.
7. Step/lunge laterally breathing in while dropping down.
8. Keep pelvis level and lower back straight while lunging laterally.
9. Breathe out and stand back up to the center, repeat.
Dumbbell Side Front Lunge Benefits
Improved coordination between lower body muscle groups.