Audio for Dumbbell Side Lunge Video
Next exercise is the Side Lunge; a powerful strength building exercise, but also powerful for improving your flexibility in your groin area. Please be careful when you first start this exercise because you’re going to have the addition of some dumbbells; it can pull you deeper into the stretch than you first anticipate. Just be careful.
Start with the feet shoulder-width apart or even hip-width apart. The dumbbells are going to be in front of you, because these are actually going to fall between your legs as you do the Side Lunge. Keep the shoulders back and the chest up throughout the whole of the exercise. From here, I take a step to the side, double shoulder-width apart. Weight is going to be on my heel, and I’m going to keep my chest up as I push my hips back and bend to try and reach parallel with that front thigh. Come back up and drive back to the start position. Then we repeat again.
Very important you keep the dumbbells in front of you. If you keep them at the side, you’re going to bang them against your knees. Keep them in front and let them just fall between your legs. Keep that chest nice and high, and everything will be fine. It’s a good challenging exercise. You’re going to perform 10 on one side, and then you’re going to change sides, and perform 10 repetitions on the other.