How to Do Dumbbell Side Lunge to Balance
The dumbbell side lunge to balance 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 to balance.
Beginning Dumbbell Side Lunges
1. Begin by standing tall with your feet hip-width apart.
2. Take a step to the left, widening your stance. As you push your hips back, bend your left knee.
3. Return to standing by pushing off with your left leg.
4. Before transferring to the right, do 10 to 12 lunges on the left side.
Dumbbell Side Lunges Movement
1. Hold a dumbbell in each hand at shoulder height and put both feet shoulder-width apart on the floor. This is where you'll begin.
2. Inhale. Release your left foot and take a huge step to the left, holding the dumbbells between your legs, while keeping your right foot on the floor. Bend your left knee as you put your foot on the floor, keeping your right leg straight.
3. Exhale. Transfer your weight to your right foot by extending your left knee. To return to the starting position, step your left foot inwards.
4. Inhale. Release your right foot and take a huge step to the right while holding the dumbbells between your legs, keeping your left foot on the floor. Bend your right knee as you put your foot on the floor, keeping your left leg straight.
5. Exhale. Transfer your weight to your left foot by extending your right knee. Return to the starting position by stepping your right foot inwards. Alternate between left and right for the number of repetitions specified.
Dumbbell Side Lunges Benefits
Balance, stability, and strength are all improved with lateral lunges. They work your inner and outer thighs. Side lunges teach your body to move from side to side, which is a great contrast from the forward or twisting motions it is used to.