Lunge Stretch

Lunge Stretch


This exercise involves lunging forward with one leg while stretching the opposite arm overhead, then switching to the other leg and arm. It helps to improve flexibility and balance in the lower body and upper body.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Lunge Stretch Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your hips.
  2. Step forward with your right foot, bending your right knee and keeping your left leg straight behind you.
  3. Lower your hips until your right thigh is parallel to the ground and your right knee is directly above your ankle.
  4. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds, feeling a stretch in your left hip flexor and right hamstring.
  5. Return to the starting position and repeat on the other side, stepping forward with your left foot.
  6. Complete 10-15 repetitions on each side.

Lunge Stretch Form & Visual

Lunge Stretch

Lunge Stretch Benefits

  • Strengthens lower back muscles
  • Improves posture
  • Reduces risk of lower back pain and injury
  • Increases flexibility in the lower back
  • Improves core stability

Lunge Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Calves
  • Core muscles

Lunge Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • Reverse lunge stretch
  • Side lunge stretch
  • Walking lunge stretch
  • Curtsy lunge stretch
  • Forward lunge stretch