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Side Lunge

Lower body, cardio

Coach's Tips

It's a body weight exercise that can develop overall coordination of your thigh muscles. The workout is also great for your mid part of glute muscles!

How to

Starting Position

1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, with your hands on your hips or at your sides. 2. Bring your feet together and take a large step to the side with your right foot. 3. Keep your feet pointing forward and your toes turned out slightly.

Proper Form

1. Bend your right knee and lower your body into a side lunge, making sure to keep your left leg straight. 2. Your left heel should remain off the ground and your knee should not go past your toes. 3. Push off your right foot and return to the starting position. 4. Repeat on the other side.

Breathing Technique

1. As you lower into the lunge, inhale and focus on engaging your core muscles. 2. As you push off your foot to return to the starting position, exhale.

Precautions

1. Make sure to keep your chest up and your back straight throughout the movement. 2. Avoid pushing off with your front knee as this puts unnecessary strain on your knee joint. 3. Focus on engaging your core and glutes throughout the movement to ensure proper form and to protect your back.

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