Lateral Lunges Off Step - Bodyweight
Other types of Lateral Lunges Off Step: Free Weight
Stand on top of an exercise step with your feet together and slightly to the left outer edge of the step. Place your hands on your hips.
Lunge off the step onto the floor on your left foot and bend slightly forward from the hips ending in a deep squat. Push off the floor hard enough to return to your starting position.
Rectus femoris, Vastus lateralis, Vastus medialisvastus intermedius, Gluteus maximus, Gluteus medius, Tensor fasciae latae, Erector Spinae, Soleus
TIP: Keep your knees directly over your ankles. Both knees will bend in this exercises. Try to keep your heels down when your foot is on the floor.
Variations for Lateral Lunges Off Step
Use varying heights to strengthen your legs from all angles.
Use your arms out to the side in order to help you balance, if necessary.
Lunges can be done anywhere and just a few can really fatigue your leg and hip muscles.
Doing these without weight allows you to focus on the spiral motion of your back and your hips and knee placement without being distracted with extra weight.
Lateral lunges done without weight can help you focus on knee placement and hip stability to develop stronger thighs and hips.
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