How To Do Stability Ball Side-To-Side Lunge

Chris Freytag demonstrating a side to side lunge holding a stability ball wearing black yoga pants and a blue top

Stability Ball Side To Side Lunge is a unique lower body exercise that strengthens the legs and glutes while using the ball for upper body stability and to promote good posture. The stability ball is a great tool for balance, stability and so much more. If you learn how to do Stability Ball Side To Side Luge you will have a fresh, new way to strengthen and tone your thighs and rear end!

When you learn how to do Stability Ball Side to Side Lunge you will be surprised at the difference the ball makes. Many people suffer from poor form with squat and lunges. Leaning forward and bending your back is a common mistake. This can hurt your knees or your back and will not help strengthen your glutes at all. By holding the stability ball you encourage your spine to stay long and it is easier to keep your weight on your heels where it belongs. In addition, you can put pressure on the ball with your hands to strengthen the chest and arms as well.

The stability ball is an awesome tool to have for your exercise routine. When you choose a ball you will want the circumference to match your body size. The taller and heavier you are, the bigger the ball. Generally speaking the rule of thumb is that those 5’4” and under use the smaller balls and those taller choose the larger balls. (Given the choice of two). But test it out before grabbing weights and starting actual movements.

After you try this exercise check out our workout Stability Ball Total Body Toner.

Here are the steps to performing Stability Ball Side-To-Side Lunge:

1) Stand tall and hold ball between hands in front of you.

2) Step right foot out wide and bend right knee to a 90 degree angle.

3) Push off right foot to step back in.

4) Step left foot out wide and bend left knee to a 90 degree angle.

5) Push off left foot to step back in.

Targets: legs, glutes


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