How to Do a Diagonal Lunge

September 28, 2014
How to Do a Diagonal Lunge

A lunge is a lower body exercise that’s often part of a general leg routine to help enhance and elongate your butt, quadriceps and hamstrings. A lunge is a flexible exercise, as you can perform them with simply your own body weight, or utilize dumbbells, a barbell or resistance bands for even more of a difficulty. Variations of the lunge, such as the diagonal lunge, help work the muscles from somewhat various angles to make a more complete workout.

Step 1

Stand with your feet dealing with forward and your hands on your hips, a pinhead in each hand or a barbell across your shoulders.

Step 2

Look directly ahead and advance with your right leg at a 45 degree angle. Bend your right knee so your leg is at a 90 degree angle and your knee is no farther than your toes.

Step 3

Step back so your right foot is even with your left once again. Action out with your left leg at a 45 degree angle and flex your left knee to 90 degrees. Return to the start and continue alternating till your set is finished.

Step 4

Stand with your feet about shoulder width and alternate stepping back on a 45 degree angle into a lunge position for a different feel. Action the right leg back to 5 o’clock and the left back to 7 o’clock.