Muscles involved: hip and knee extensors, hip abductors, deltoids
Form: stand with feet hip width apart, holding DBs. Step one leg out to the side,knees bent into a squat position, raising the DB in a lateral raise for the deltoids. Push off with the heel on that leg and return to central position, and switch legs.
Cautions: Do only the side lateral lunge without the deltoid raise if the client can’t do the raise. Pick an appropriate lighter weight for this raise.
Trainer techniques: Cue breathing, contractions in gluteals and quads, watch for proper position of the spine, pelvis, and arms, and observe the motion at the hip, knee and ankles. Spot with your hands under the rib cage.