Dumbbell Side Lunge - Leg Exercise

One of the great things about lunges is that they can be done in any direction you want. The most common are front, rear and side.

Dumbbell Side Lunge - Leg Exercise

Here, we will discuss the Side Lunge.  One benefit of the Side Lunge is that it will target the Adductor (inner thigh) Muscle group along with the glutes, hamstrings and quadriceps as in other types of lunges.  Some keys to doing a safe and effective side lunge include:

Dumbbell Side Lunge - Leg Exercise

  • Keep your Feet facing forward (pointing straight ahead).
  • Help protect your Knees, keep the Knees behind Toes of the lead Foot as you step out.
  • Back and Off Leg are each straight at the mid position.
  • Push off the lead Foot to return to the start position.
Dumbbell Side Lunge - Leg Exercise

Mid Position

Dumbbell Side Lunge - Leg Exercise

Dumbbell Side Lunge - Leg Exercise
Start/End Position
Dumbbell Side Lunge - Leg Exercise

Glutes, Quadriceps & Hamstrings

Dumbbell Side Lunge - Leg Exercise

 

Dumbbell Side Lunge - Leg Exercise

 

Dumbbell Side Lunge - Leg Exercise

 

Dumbbell Side Lunge - Leg Exercise

 

 

 

 

Dumbbell Side Lunge

Primary Muscle Group: Gluteals
Secondary Muscle Group: Quadriceps/Hamstrings
Joint type: Compound
Difficulty:  Basic High
Equipment Needed: Dumbbell (or Body Weight)

Description
This exercise may be done with body weight or dumbbells. START POSITION: Stand straight with shoulders back and back in neutral position. MOVEMENT: Slowly step to one side into partial squat position with wide stance. Drive off same leg back to start position.

Related terms: Dumbbell Stiff Leg Deadlift, Lunges with Dumbells, Walking Dumbbell Diagonal Lunges, Stationary Lunge with Dumbbells, Side Lunges Video, Opposite of Lunge, Side Lunge, Cable Abductor Raise

Filed under: Exercises

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