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Dumbbell Side Lunge - Short

Description

Preparation

  • Grasp a pair of dumbbells and allow them to hang at your sides
  • Staring at a fixed point may improve balance during the exercise
  • Your feet should be no more than shoulder width apart

Action

  • Take a stride sideways, landing on the heel then forefoot.
  • Flex the knee and hip, keeping knee pointing in-line with foot
  • A short lunge will emphasis the quadracepts, however the front knee should not be forward of toes
  • A long lunge will emphasis the gluteus-maximus however. Returning to standing may be harder
  • Allow the dumbbells to hang either side of the lead leg
  • Keeping the foot in line with thigh will allow the foot to flex better

Return

  • Push back hard with the lead leg, extending the knee then flexing hip
  • Keep the torso vertical throughout the whole exercise
Type: Strength
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