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Lateral Lunge

by Keli Roberts

Description

Medicine ball training really works the lower body in a fun and different way. Hold the ball against your chest and take a big step out into a side lunge, sinking the hips back, and then push back. Then alternate this. Push the hips back, really sit into that movement and drive the hips back. Now add a bounce. Bounce down and then go to the other side. Now bring in the upper body. For our third and last progression, do a bounce and a toss. This exercise not only improves strength in the lower body and core, but it also improves hand eye coordination.

About the Presenter

Keli Roberts

Keli Roberts IDEA Author/Presenter

Keli Roberts?is a specialized tier-three personal trainer at Equinox in Pasadena, California. She is a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling and Gliding?, a Kettlebell® Concepts-sponsored athlete and is on the BOSU® development team. Keli is also known for her award-winning videos, books and training seminars. She is a spokesperson for ACE, a 2007 inductee to the National Fitness Hall of Fame and was awarded the 2003 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award.