Primary muscles: Inner thighs, glutes, quads, hamstrings
Secondary muscles: Legs, obliques
Equipment: No equipment
ALTERNATING SIDE LUNGE TOUCH INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart.
2. Step to the side with your right leg and touch the right foot with your left hand.
3. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement with the left leg.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Maintain your balance and give back support by keeping your abs tight. Step out to the side with your right leg and keep your left leg straight. Twist your torso and touch your right foot. Use your right heel to push you back into the starting position and breathe out. Repeat the movement on the left side.
The alternating side lunge touch is a great exercise for your legs and glutes. The lateral movement targets your inner and outer thighs and the rotation of your torso targets the obliques. This is also a great warm up exercise because it moves your body in different directions and prepares you for more challenging exercises.
SETS AND REPS
Repeat the alternating side lunge touch for 30 seconds to 1 minute or do 20 reps on each side. Start with the basic side lunge to acquire proper form, and then you can safely add different arm or leg movements to the exercise.
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the alternating side lunge touch, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: