Side Sliding Lunges

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Side Sliding Lunges

The side sliding lunges 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 side sliding lunges.

Beginning

Beginning Side Sliding Lunges Lateral

1. Begin by standing tall and shoulder-width apart with your feet parallel. Your back should be straight, and your weight should be distributed evenly across your heels.

2. Take a large stride to the side and, maintaining your torso as upright as possible, lower it until your leading leg's knee is bent at roughly 90 degrees, while your trailing leg remains straight.

3. Return to the beginning position by pushing yourself back up.

Movement

Side Sliding Lunges Lateral Movement

1. With one foot on a sliding disc and the other firmly planted on the ground, stand tall.

2. Lower your hips and bend your other leg while pushing your hips back and sliding the disc far out to the side.

3. As you fall, raise your arms in front of your chest and retain your weight on the heel of your planted foot.

Benefits

Side Sliding Lunges Lateral Benefits

Balance, stability, and strength are all improved with lateral lunges. They work your inner and outer thighs and may even help with cellulite reduction. Side lunges teach your body to move from side to side, which is a great contrast from the forward or twisting motions it is used to.

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