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Lunge Side Reaching

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  Primary Muscle Group: Quadriceps

Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Quadriceps and Glutes

Preparation: Stand with your hands at your sides and feet just slightly less than shoulder width apart. Knees are slightly bent.

Breathing: Breath out on the contraction upward and breath back in on the way back down to the start position.

Execution: Begin the exercise movement by stepping directly to your right laterally and begin to squat downward bending at your knee joints while maintaining an upright upper torso position. At the same time extend your hand and arms and try to touch your right toes as you squat downward and laterally. Repeat and work both sides laterally.

Here are a few suggested alternative exercises:

  • Ball Leg Lunge
  • Ball Lunge
  • Ball Wall Squat
  • Band Lunge
  • Band Lying Leg Extension
  • Band Squat
  • Band Standing Leg Extension
  • Barbell Bulgarian Split Squat
  • Barbell Lateral Lunge
  • Dead Lift
  • Dumbbell Dead Lift
  • Dumbbell Hack Squat
  • Dumbbell Lateral Lunge
  • Dumbbell Lunge
  • Dumbbell Lunge Crossover
  • Dumbbell Lunge Walking
  • Dumbbell Squat
  • Dumbbell Sumo Squat
  • Front Squat
  • Hack Front Squat
  • Hack Squat
  • Leg Press - Machine
  • Lunge - Barbell
  • Lunge - Smith Machine
  • Lunge Backward
  • Lunge Crossover
  • Lunge Diagonal
  • Lunge Forward
  • Squat - Barbell
  • PowerBlock Dumbbells