Lateral Lunge – Anti-rotation

Lateral Lunge – Anti-rotation

  • HOW:  Begin by placing a strap looped through one shoulder as shown in the video. Then take a large step to your side pushing into the resistance band. The larger the step, the deeper you will be able to go with this exercise. Once you have stepped, perform a lateral lunge motion by letting your hip and knee bend and lower yourself as far as you feel comfortable then push into the ground to return to starting position.
 
  • FEEL: The leg closer to the anchor will be working harder with this variation, primarily in the glute's and quad's. You may feel a stretch in the groin on the hip of the leg that is straight. The further you are from the anchor and the stronger the resistance the more challenging this exercise will be.
 
  • COMPENSATION:  Avoid landing very stiff on the leg that is lunging, you want to absorb shock with the muscle by landing softly. Avoid allowing the knee to go very far forward past your toes, let your hip bend as well with this exercise. Also, avoid your knee caving inward, make sure to keep your ankle, knee, and hip in alignment. Avoid rotating towards the anchor, resist the pull to keep your hips facing forward throughout this exercise.

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