Primary muscles: Glutes, quads, hip flexors
Secondary muscles: Legs, abs, shoulders
Equipment: No equipment
LATERAL STEP PULL INSTRUCTIONS
1. Start with your feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart and bring both hands above your head.
2. Take a big step back with your left leg, crossing it to the right, bend the front knee and pull your arms back.
3. Return to the starting position and repeat on the opposite side.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Keep a steady pace, engage your core muscles and breathe in as you bring both hands together above your head. Maintain your upper body nice and tall, face front, and keep your back straight. Breathe out as you pull your arms back, and keep your toes pointing in the same direction as the knees.
The lateral step is a cardio move that keeps your heart rate up, warms up the muscles and joints, and boots the metabolism. This exercise activates all muscle groups, improves muscle endurance and promotes relaxation.
SETS AND REPS
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the lateral step pull, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: