How to Do
How to Do Side Lunge Front Reach
Each side lunge front 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 this side lunge front reach.
Beginning Side 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.
Side Lunge Reach Movement
1. This exercise involves a forward lunge with a two arm forward reach.
2. Perform a forward lunge; for description see lunge frontal in the exercise library.
3. In the deepest part of the lunge, overlap your hands and reach forward (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.
Side Lunge Reach Benefits
Lateral lunges help to improve balance, stability, and strength. They work your inner and outer thighs and may even aid in the reduction of cellulite. Side lunges teach your body to move from side to side, which is a refreshing change from your body's usual forward or twisting movements.