Elevated Side Lunge

Elevated Side Lunge


This exercise involves standing with feet hip-width apart and stepping one foot out to the side while keeping the other foot planted. The body is then lowered into a lunge position on the side-stepped leg while keeping the other leg straight. The exercise is then repeated on the other side. This exercise targets the glutes, quads, and inner thighs.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Elevated Side Lunge Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your hips.
  2. Take a big step to the right with your right foot, keeping your left foot in place.
  3. Bend your right knee and lower your body down into a lunge, keeping your left leg straight.
  4. Push off your right foot and return to the starting position.
  5. Repeat on the other side, taking a big step to the left with your left foot and bending your left knee while keeping your right leg straight.
  6. Continue alternating sides for the desired number of repetitions or time.

Elevated Side Lunge Form & Visual

Elevated Side Lunge

Elevated Side Lunge Benefits

  • Targets the glutes, quads, hamstrings, and inner thighs
  • Improves hip mobility and flexibility
  • Increases balance and stability
  • Engages the core muscles for added strength and stability
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels by adjusting the height of the elevation

Elevated Side Lunge Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Abductors
  • Adductors
  • Core muscles

Elevated Side Lunge Variations & Alternatives

  • Reverse Elevated Side Lunge
  • Weighted Elevated Side Lunge
  • Elevated Side Lunge with Knee Drive
  • Elevated Side Lunge with Twist
  • Elevated Side Lunge with Calf Raise