Transverse Plane Lunge with Low Dumbbell Reach

by Anthony Carey, MA

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For the transverse plane lunge with the low reach, step out to about 8:00 on the clock with your left leg with both hips externally rotated. The low reach is going to bring your chest down and flexed at the torso, which is going to really load up the glutes as you push back to the start once you eccentrically load. At that point, turn and reverse directions and come back with the right leg now to 4:00, keeping the left foot in this case still pointing straight ahead as you step out in the transverse plane each time. The low reach allows you to facilitate the glutes. If you want to regress this exercise, simply cut down on the distance of the step of the lunge and/or reduce the distance that you reach toward the floor.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.