How to Do Rotational Lunge Same Side Leg Reach, Lateral
The rotational lunge same side leg reach lateral 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 same side leg reach lateral.
Beginning Rotational Lunge Reach
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.
Rotational Lunge Reach Movement
1. This exercise involves a rotational lunge with a two arm side reach.
2. Perform a rotational lunge; for description see lunge transverse in the exercise library.
3. In the deepest part of the lunge, overlap your hands and reach to the same side as the lunge leg at chest height as far as you can, maintaining balance as shown.
4. Ensure that you are reaching to the side relative to where you end up in the lunge, not where you started from - as shown.
5. Push back to your starting position.
6. Pay close attention to the video to observe the dynamics of this motion.
7. The goal is to reach as far as you can within your abilities.
8. 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.
Rotational Lunge Reach Benefits
The lunge with a twist is a wonderful core exercise that also strengthens your lower body. The quads, glutes, and core are all engaged when performing a lunge while holding and rotating a medicine ball from right to left.