Reverse Lunge with Twist and Overhead Reach

The reverse lunge with twist and overhead reach increases strength and endurance in the glutes, hamstrings, and quads. The twist and reach movement improves mobility from hips to shoulders while increasing core stability.


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    Stand tall with your arms hanging at both sides.
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    Step one foot backward while lowering your hips so the front knee bends to 90 degrees and the back knee grazes the floor. At the same time, extend your hands to the ceiling and rotate your torso toward the front leg. Return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not let your knee move past your foot.
  • Step back far enough to give your hips room to lower toward the floor.
  • Keep your front foot pressed firmly against the floor throughout the move.