Lateral Lunge

Lateral Lunge

Difficulty level: Beginner | Muscle Group(s): Abductors, Adductor, Adductors, Glutes, Hamstrings, Hip Flexors, Hips, Legs, Quadriceps | Modality: Mobilizers

Benefits

  • Creates better communication in the body using gravity, integration, multi-planar movement, proprioception and dynamic stability especially the sacro iliac joint from the ground up.

Preparation

  • Start with a small step and shallow knee flex to assure proper alignment and neuromuscular stability in the frontal plane before increasing range of motion and depth of lunge.

Movement

  • Step in a frontal plane, allowing the body to react to the ground force, gravity and momentum.
  • Return to the starting position and alternate.
  • As the movement looks more fluent, gradually increase the ROM of the step.