Side lunge – PICTURE – Women's Health & Fitness

Side Lunge

Set 3 | Reps: 12 per leg

WHAT IT HITS:  Glutes, hamstrings, quads, hip adductors

WHY IT WORKS: Increases strength and power in the legs. Stepping to the side increases mobility and flexibility of the hips.


1. Stand tall with feet shoulder-width apart.

2. Take a wide step to one side.

3. When your outside foot contacts the ground, lower your body by pushing your hips back and bending the knee.

4. Keep your inside leg straight and foot firmly planted.

5. Pause when the outside thigh is parallel with the ground, and then push back to the starting position.