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Lateral Step-over with Reach

by National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)

Description

The Lateral Step-over with Reach exercise utilizes frontal and transverse plane action to encourage power and strength development of the hip extensor and hip adductors. The movement improves synchronized function of the hip and upper body musculature while enhancing lateral driving performance and mobility. Due to the ballistic nature of the movement, the Lateral Step-over with Reach can be used as a moderate loading exercise towards the beginning of the exercise routine or as a low load metabolic toward the end. This exercise is ideal for improving coordination, balance and kinetic chain efficiency, and can be used in an integrated program for total body conditioning as well as programs that address athletic performance.

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