Bodyweight Lateral Lunge

Learn how to perform a lateral lunge with video and instructions by SHOCK App trainer, Ashley Steele.

How to Bodyweight Lateral Lunge

Primary Muscles: Legs,  Glutes

Exercise Families: Lunge

Equipment: Bodyweight

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Position the feet just outside of shoulder-width, stand with the arms relaxed, shoulders blades pulled back, spine and head in good posture. Exhale, activate the core and contract the abdominals to stabilize your spine.

  2. Push the hips back and down and step to the left. Allow the knees to bend naturally and the trunk to lean forward. As you lunge to the left, keep the right leg straight.

  3. Continue lowering the body as far as you can, maintaining proper posture and balance. Pause briefly, push through the arch of the left foot to press the body to the standing position.

  4. Continue the movement and repeat the alternating lateral lunge for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  5. You should feel this working the core, glutes, thighs, and outer hip muscles. 

Alternative Exercises:

Alternating Lateral Squat  Weighted Lateral Lunge

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