Exercise Demonstrations

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Lateral Lunges with Overhead Dumbbell Press

Starting Position
Stand with feet six inches apart from each other, holding dumbbells at a 90 degree angle at the elbow, above your shoulders.

Action
Step to the side with one leg and lower your body to 90 degrees at the far knee you stepped out with. Don’t step out too far. Keep your weight on your heels and don’t allow your knees to cross the plane of your toes. At the same time, lower the dumbbells down to the sides of the front foot, creating a flat back and keeping your core strong. Push off with the far foot and return to the starting position. Try doing 2 sets with 10-12 repetitions.

Special Instructions
Don’t let your knees go in or out during the movement – keep them facing forward. If they do, you should stop the exercise and build more leg strength before repeating exercise.

Muscles Worked: Quads, Glutes, Shoulders

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