Lateral Lunge

Equipment Needed

Open floor


  1. Stand with your legs together, toes forward
  2. Take a wide step with one leg out to the side
  3. Start bending the same knee and keep your foot flat
  4. As you descend, push your hips back to maintain balance. You may choose to hold your arms outstretched in front of you
  5. Go as far down as you can without your heel coming off the floor, hold it for a 2+ count and come up
  6. Repeat the same steps to the opposite side

Common Errors

  • Don’t allow your heel to come off the ground as you descend deeper into the lunge
  • Try to keep both feet pointing forward the entire time

Progressions / Regressions:

If this is too challenging:

  • Use a stable implement like a chair or bench to keep your balance and displace some of your weight

If you want more of a challenge:

  • Instead of standing up between reps, try to stay as low as possible as you shift your weight from one side to the other