How to Do
How to Do Rotational Lunge With Dumbbell
The rotational lunge with a dumbbell 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 with a dumbbell.
Beginning Rotational Lunge
1. Begin standing with optimal posture.
2. Hands on hips or comfortably at the sides.
Rotational Lunge Movement
1. Hold dumbbells.
2. Step forward by approximately a thigh's length.
3. Maintain heel contact with the front foot, drive off of the heel and step back to starting position.
4. Repeat the above step out at a 45 degree angle from the original position.
5. NOTE: Depth of a lunge will be only that which you can maintain optimal alignment.
Rotational Lunge Benefits
The lunge with a twist is an excellent core exercise for strengthening the lower body. The quads, glutes, and core are all worked out while doing a lunge while rotating a medicine ball from right to left.