Side lunges



  1. Stand in proper alignment with hands on hips.
  2. Place feet straight ahead and shoulder width apart.


How to Do:

  1. From optimal postural alignment, draw your belly button in towards your spine.
  2. While maintaining optimal spinal alignment, step sideways and descend slowly by bending at the hips, knees and ankles. 
  3. Your pelvis should stay square to the front as your torso stays erect.
  4. During the descent maintain weight distribution between the heels and mid-foot.
  5. Do not allow the feet to cave inward or shift outward.  
  6. The knees should track between the first and second toes.
  7. Perform downward reps slowly and concentrate on the descent and the alignment of your body.
  8. Only descend down as far as you can maintain optimal alignment throughout the entire kinetic chain.  
  9. Keep upper torso erect.  (Note:  Leaning forward may be a result of poor hip joint flexibility).


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