Tutorial: Side Lunges (+ Video!)

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One of the exercises we do pretty often in 12 Minute Athlete workouts is the side lunge.

Side lunges, also known as lateral lunges, are one of my favorite bodyweight leg exercises of all time. And though they may seem pretty simple at first, they’re actually pretty difficult for a lot of people because they require a lot of leg strength as well as flexibility and balance in order to do them properly.

In fact, if you would have asked me to do a side lunge a few years ago before I got interested in fitness, I would have shown you a pretty awkward, very ineffective exercise. At the time, I lacked the strength and flexibility to do even one of these.

But side lunges pack so many awesome benefits they’re worth working on:

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