Side Lunges (each leg)
Main muscle: Quads
Other muscles: Glutes, Hamstrings
Equipment: no equipment
Mechanics type: compound
Fitness level: beginner
Category: Increase strength
- Assume an athletic standing position, with the knees and hips slightly bent, feet shoulder-width apart, and the head and chest up. This will be your starting position.
- Staying low, take a slow, lateral step to the right. Keep your toes pointed forward and stay low. Extend the left knee, driving your weight to the right, flexing the knee and hip into a side lunge. Maintain good posture through the entire spine, keeping your head and chest up.
- Pause at the bottom of the motion, and then extend through the working leg to return to a standing position, transitioning into a lunge to the opposite side.