Lateral dumbbell lunge press



  1. Feet facing straight ahead.
  2. Hands are by the shoulders in the starting position of an overhead press.
  3. Hands begin in a “palms up” is position.


How to Do:

  1. Step sideways with the right leg.
  2. Keep the feet facing forward.
  3. Lunge sideways into the right leg.
  4. Allow the hips to drift back and slightly flex at the hip joint.
  5. Keep the right knee in alignment over the right ankle.
  6. Keep the trailing leg straight.
  7. While descending into the lunge, press the dumbbells to arm's length over head.
  8. Push off with the right foot to return to the starting position while lowering the dumbbells to the starting position.
  9. Repeat the entire movement for the opposite leg. 


Progressions: Alternating legs, stabilizing on oneleg when returning to the starting position, alternating pressing arms,pressing with one arm.


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