Rotational Lunge

STRENGTH

How to do

How to do Rotational Lunge

The rotational lunge 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 rotational lunge.

Beginning

Beginning Rotational Lunge

1. Begin standing with optimal posture.

2. Hands on hips or comfortably at the sides.

Movement

Rotational Lunge Movement

1. Step forward, the distance equal to approximately the length of your thigh.

2. Maintain heel contact with the front foot, drive off of the heel and step back to starting position.

3. Repeat the above, stepping out at a 45 degree angle from the original position.

4. NOTE: Depth of a lunge will be only that which you can maintain optimal alignment.

Benefits

Rotational Lunge Benefits

The lunge with a twist is a wonderful core exercise that also strengthens the lower body. The quads, glutes, and core are all engaged as you lunge while holding and twisting a medicine ball from right to left.

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