Dumbbell Side Lunge With Single Arm Press

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Dumbbell Side Lunge With Single Arm Press

The dumbbell side lunge with a single arm press should begin with 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 the dumbbell side lunge with a single arm press.

Beginning

Beginning Dumbbell Side Lunge Press

1. Maintain good posture to ensure that the visual gaze is straight ahead and has good stability through the belly.

2. Begin with a thorough dynamic warm up before starting this exercise. This engages the nervous system.

Movement

Dumbbell Side Lunge Press Movement

1. This movement involves an alternating side lunge with a 1 arm shoulder press.

2. Perform a side lunge; for description see lunge-frontal in the exercise library, with the dumbbell at shoulder height.

3. Hold in the lunge position and perform a shoulder press.

4. Lower the weight back to shoulder height and push yourself back to the starting position.

5. Alternate side lunging pattern.

6. Perform the desired number of reps but NOTE that this exercise causes a lot of fatigue; you may choose a lower rep range to begin.

Benefits

Dumbbell Side Lunge Press Benefits

Balance, stability, and strength are all developed with lateral lunges. They work your inner and outer thighs, and they may even help with cellulite reduction. Side lunges teach your body to move from side to side, which is a pleasant break from the forward or twisting movements you're used to.

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