Forward Lunge With Front Side Reach

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Forward Lunge With Front Side Reach

The forward lunge with front side reach 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 forward lunge with front side reach.

Beginning

Beginning Reaching Lunges

1. Maintain a tall posture throughout the exercise and good stability through the belly.

2. Begin with a thorough dynamic warm up before starting this exercise. This engages the nervous system.

Movement

Reaching Lunges Movement

1. This exercise involves a forward lunge with a two arm side reach.

2. Perform a forward lunge for description, see lunge - sagittal in the exercise library.

3. In the deepest part of the lunge, overlap your hands and reach sideways to the same side as the lunge leg at chest height as far as you can, maintaining balance - as shown.

4. Push back to your starting position.

5. Pay close attention to the video to observe the dynamics of this motion.

6. The goal is to reach as far as you can within your abilities.

7. Only allow a range of motion that can be balanced/controlled - if you lose balance, decrease your range of motion until you reach your threshold of success.

Benefits

Reaching Lunges Benefits

A good lunge posture can help you develop a more powerful and solid core. Your core and abdominal muscles are worked in this workout. When you move your hips up and down, it aids in the development of stability. A stronger core helps to alleviate lower back discomfort while also improving balance and posture.

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