The lateral lunge is a lower-body bodyweight movement that works the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. It can also be performed holding dumbbells or other weights. It is often performed for reps as part of a dynamic warm-up or mobility routine but can also work in a circuit or other workouts.
Builds strength, stability, and balance
Stretches and trains the adductors and abductors
Strengthens stabilizer muscles for other exercises or sports involving lateral movement