Diagonal Lunge

The diagonal lunge is a single-leg strength exercise for the lower body that specifically targets the quads and hamstrings. The movement also improves lower body stability.


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    Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand.
  2. Diagonal Lunge
    Take a large diagonal step forward with one foot. Bend your rear knee and lower body to floor. Your front knee will form a 90 degree angle. Return to the start and repeat with your other leg.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid bending your back legs and leaning forward. Instead, make sure you descend into the lunge by lowering the hips towards the ground.
  • Make sure most of your weight is on your lead lunge leg.
  • Press through your heel and squeeze your glutes as your stand back up.