Bodyweight Side Steps / Lateral Lunges
- Stand tall with a tight core and make sure your feet are shoulder-width apart. Bring your hands together for balance.
- Step directly to the left, leaving your right foot in place. Bend the left knee and pause once the upper left thigh is parallel to the ground. Your right leg should be completely straight.
- Contract the hamstring muscle then push off the ground to return to the starting position. Repeat on the right side. Alternate this movement.
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Bodyweight side steps / lateral lunges is a gym work out exercise that targets glutes & hip flexors and hamstrings and quadriceps and also involves abs and calves. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Explosive jumping alternating lunges, cardio – running / jogging / treadmill and kettlebell deadlifts are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as bodyweight side steps / lateral lunges. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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