Diagonal lunge with dumbbell

STRENGTH

Benefits:

  • Quadricep strengthening.
  • Quadricep definition.
  • Hamstring strengthening.
  • Hamstring definition.
  • Hip stabilization.
  • Improved balance.
  • Improved coordination between lower body muscle groups.


Pre-Requisites:

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


Preparation:

  • Start in a standing position with chest up, and lower back tight.
  • Make sure you have enough floor space around you.


How to Do:

  1. Tense up your core, and align posture.
  2. Step/Lunge forward 45 degrees off center.
  3. Although foot steps off center, 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.

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