Side Lunge Sweep

The side lunge sweep is a dynamic, multi-joint, lower body exercise that strengthens the glutes, hamstrings, and quads. The exercise also improves balance and stability of the legs by engaging one leg at a time.


  1. 449_A
    Stand tall with your hands on your hips. Exhale and take a large step to the side, pushing your hips back and bending the knee of the step-out leg. Keep your trailing leg as straight as possible.
  2. Side Lunge Sweep
    Push through the heel of your step-out leg to stand back up. Instead of returning to the start position, bend your lifted knee and swing your leg across your body.
  3. 449_C
    Without touching the floor, return to the lifted leg to the side lunge position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not let your torso rotate. Keep your shoulders square.
  • Keep your chin parallel to ground.
  • Do not allow the trailing leg cave inward.