Side Lunge Push-Back

by Keli Roberts

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By adding instability, we create a whole new exercise progression for the side lunge. Standing on a set of paper plates, you can use these either on carpet or hardwood. Put the balls of your feet on the center of the discs and your heels on the floor to stabilize and hold your balance. Take a big step out to the side, sinking into that lunge. Push back and come to the start position to alternate. To increase the intensity, take a larger step. Step all the way out, sink all the way down, and then push. To add a further progression, do a proprioceptive task with an arm circle. Reach down and around and then come back. This encourages good posture.

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 Glidingn, 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.