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Lateral Lunge

Lateral Lunges enhance leg strength and tone, particularly in thighs and glutes. The side-to-side movement improves balance and stability, benefiting your core too. A unique twist on conventional lunges.
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Lateral Lunge instructions
Step-by-step instructions
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Start by standing tall with your feet hip-width apart and your hands at your sides or on your hips.
2
Keep your left foot planted firmly on the ground as you take a big step to the right, pushing your hips back and bending your right knee to go into a lunge.
3
Push your right foot firmly against the ground to push yourself back to the starting position.
4
Repeat this motion on the left side by stepping out with your left foot and pushing back to the start.
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Remember to keep your back straight and to not let your knee pass your toes when you're in the lunge position.
Start by standing tall with your feet hip-width apart and your hands at your sides or on your hips.
Keep your left foot planted firmly on the ground as you take a big step to the right, pushing your hips back and bending your right knee to go into a lunge.
Push your right foot firmly against the ground to push yourself back to the starting position.
Repeat this motion on the left side by stepping out with your left foot and pushing back to the start.
Remember to keep your back straight and to not let your knee pass your toes when you're in the lunge position.
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