Lateral Lunge With Step
- HOW: Begin this exercise with taking a large step to your side. The larger the lunge the deeper you will be able to perform this exercise. Once you have lunged, lower yourself as far as you feel comfortable then push into the ground forcefully to return to starting position.
- FEEL: The leg that you are lunging on will be working, from the calves up to the thigh and hips. Most feel a burn in the quad muscles here. You may feel a stretch in the groin on the hip of the leg that is straight.
- 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 forward past your toes. Also avoid your knee caving inward, make sure to keep your ankle, knee, and hip in alignment.