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Dumbbell Side Lunges

Dumbbell Side Lunges

An easy exercise to develop the thigh adductors, the glutes and the quadriceps. Improves the flexibility of hip joints.


Your starting position: legs shoulder width apart. Hold the dumbbells in extended arms.

As you inhale, take a step to the side so that both feet are double shoulder width apart.

Slowly lower yourself bending the knee of your supporting leg.

Keep the other leg straight.

At the bottom, the thigh should be parallel to the floor or slightly below. The dumbbell should be between your legs.  

As you exhale, return to the starting position.

Typical mistakes and tips

If you have difficulties with coordination, try to hold to some support in the beginning.

Your back should always be straight.

Lower yourself very slowly to avoid ligament injuries.

Exercise type: weight
Muscle groups: legs, abs