Lateral Lunge

By using a medicine ball in the lateral lunge (side lunge) the athlete is able to add weight to the exercise as well as using it to aid balance.

Aim:

To strengthen the glutes, quads, hamstrings and groin muscles.

Technique:

  • The athlete steps to the side keeping the toes forwards and the feet flat.
  • Whilst keeping the involved leg straight, squat through the hip of the involved leg ensuring that the knee is in line with the foot.
  • The athlete holds the ball out to help maintain balance.
  • Squat as low as possible and hold for 2 seconds.
  • Push back to the starting position.

Muscles worked: