The diagonal lunge is a lower body exercise that targets the glutes, quads, and hamstrings. It involves stepping forward at a diagonal angle and lowering the body into a lunge position, then pushing back up to the starting position. This exercise can be done with or without weights.
Diagonal Lunge Instructions
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides.
- Take a large step forward with your left foot, crossing it diagonally in front of your right foot.
- Bend both knees and lower your body until your left thigh is parallel to the floor and your right knee is hovering just above the ground.
- Push through your left heel to return to the starting position.
- Repeat on the other side, stepping forward with your right foot and crossing it diagonally in front of your left foot.
- Continue alternating sides for the desired number of repetitions or time.
Diagonal Lunge Form & Visual
Diagonal Lunge Benefits
- Targets multiple muscle groups including the glutes, quads, hamstrings, and core
- Improves balance and stability
- Increases flexibility in the hips and groin
- Can be modified to increase or decrease intensity
- Helps to improve overall lower body strength and power
Diagonal Lunge Muscles Worked
- Core muscles
Diagonal Lunge Variations & Alternatives
- Reverse Diagonal Lunge
- Diagonal Lunge with Twist
- Diagonal Lunge with Knee Drive
- Diagonal Lunge with Bicep Curl
- Diagonal Lunge with Overhead Press