Medicine Ball Walking Lunge With Twist

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Medicine Ball Walking Lunge With Twist

The medicine ball walking lunge with a twist 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 medicine ball walking lunge with a twist.

Beginning

Beginning Walking Lunge With Twist

1. Twist your upper body to the right, both hands carrying the weight. Your torso should be the source of movement.

2. Return to the center and begin lunging forward with your left leg.

3. Repeat the exercise with your left leg, “walking” ahead while lunging and twisting to the left.

Movement

Walking Lunge With Twist Movement

1. Stand in proper alignment with hands held in front of the body.

2. Draw your belly button inward toward your spine.

3. While maintaining total body alignment, step forward descending slowly by bending at the hips, knees, and ankles.

4. Slowly rotate at the spine either forward or away from the lead leg.

5. Use your hip and thigh muscles to push yourself back up to take the next step.

6. As you lift your body, rotate your spine back to the starting position.

Benefits

Walking Lunge With Twist Benefits

The lunge is a wonderful lower-body workout that strengthens the glutes and legs while also increasing hip flexibility. Adding a twist to this movement requires you to engage your core while also targeting your abs and obliques.

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