How to Do
How to Do Lateral Lunge With Side Trunk Flexion
This exercise may be performed by healthy exercisers with excellent CORE stability, flexibility, and strength throughout the body.
Any muscle tightness or weakness must be addressed before attempting this exercise.
Be certain to perform this exercise as long as good form and balance are maintained throughout.
If any pain or discomfort occurs in the shoulders or back, do not attempt to raise the arms overhead.
This is not a forced stretching motion. Discontinue this exercise if the hips, knees, and toes cannot maintain good alignment and, or balance.
To make this exercise more challenging, step out wider or bend a bit further.
You can also increase the speed and/or increase the number of repetitions.
Beginning Lateral Trunk Flexion with Side Lunge
Perform a 3-5 minute warm-up using cardio exercises and active stretching.
Stand upright with both feet hip-width apart.
Suck in the tummy, drawing the navel towards the spine. Always return to this starting position.
Lateral Trunk Flexion with Side Lunge Movement
1. Perform a test-run of the following steps before increasing speed and range of motion.
2. Keeping the arms relatively straight, raise them both overhead in a position of surrender.
3. Take one step to the left and bend the left knee while performing a lunge.
4. Simultaneously bend at the waist toward the left side of the body. Return to the starting position.
5. The hips, knees, and toes should remain pointed straight ahead.
6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions alternating steps and bending to each side.
Lateral Trunk Flexion with Side Lunge Benefits
Lateral Lunge with Lateral Flexion is an intermediate exercise that increases strength, stability, and mobilization throughout the entire body.