The side lunge sweep is a dynamic, multi-joint, lower body exercise that strengthens the glutes, hamstrings, and quads. The exercise also improves balance and stability of the legs by engaging one leg at a time.
Step by step instructions
Stand tall with your hands on your hips. Exhale and take a large step to the side, pushing your hips back and bending the knee of the step-out leg. Keep your trailing leg as straight as possible.
Push through the heel of your step-out leg to stand back up. Instead of returning to the start position, bend your lifted knee and swing your leg across your body.
Without touching the floor, return to the lifted leg to the side lunge position.
Mistakes and Tips
- Do not let your torso rotate. Keep your shoulders square.
- Keep your chin parallel to ground.
- Do not allow the trailing leg cave inward.