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Side Lunge Exercise

side lunge exercise suitable for during pregnancyPurpose

Equipment Required


  1. Start by standing with your feet comfortably apart with your toes pointed forward.
  2. Step to the side with one leg and lower your body slightly at both knees. Don’t step out too far. Keep your weight evenly between your heels and toes.
  3. Push up and back to the starting position.
  4. Repeat this action for 10-15 repetitions to one side, then repeat the action to the other side.

Key points

  1. Inhale as you step to the side, exhale as you push back up
  2. Keep your back upright and abdominals pulled in.


  1. You can step to the side at any angle, for example you can step out at a 45 degree angle. Changing the angle, stepping further out, and dropping down lower all make different muscle groups work harder.
  2. See the similar Forward Lunge Pregnancy Exercise
  3. If you find this exercise too easy you may use hand weights to increase the intensity.

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