The Lateral Lunge Exercise is a great way to improve the mobility and stability of your hips, freeing them up to help you make a better turn.
The Lateral Lunge Exercise forms part of the Golf Stability series of innovative and dynamic exercises that will build stability in your joints and core for better consistency and ball-striking.
Figure 1. Lateral Lunge Exercise Video.
- Start by standing tall, in perfect posture, with your arms out in front of you.
- Inhale and slowly step to one side and lower your hips to the floor by squatting back and down with the stepping leg, keeping the other leg straight.
- Exhale and push off firmly with your bent leg to return to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions on one side, before switching and repeating on your other side.
Try to maintain perfect posture throughout the exercise – your head over your shoulders, your chin up, your chest up and abdominals engaged to stabilise your spine, and your shoulder blades back and down.
Keep your toes pointing forwards and your feet flat on the floor. Do not let your squatting knee slide over your toes – your shinbone should be vertical to the floor and your knee aligned with the second toe of your foot. Keep your weight back between your ankles and heels.
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