#30DaysToStrongerKnees Day 17: Lateral Lunge

Hopefully your hips are feeling good with a bit more space and an easier range of motion. This next move uses the same stance which will help teach your body motor control in this position.

For this exercise you can choose to use a weight or just focus on body weight. Start standing with your feet in a wide legged stance. Without shifting your weight forward, shift to one side as you sit down and back into a single leg squat position. Once you feel a good stretch in your glutes, hamstrings, and inner and outer thighs, squeeze your glutes together to return to standing in a wide leg position.

Your goal is to shift your wide legged squat from side to side using only your glutes. I recommend alternating between sides for 3-5 sets of 20 reps. Focus on the movement, keep your weight in your heels, and squeeeeeeeze those glutes!

Make sure you post your video daily to the Balance In Motion Facebook Page or tag me in your Instagram or Twitter post using my handle and the hashtag #30DaysToStrongerKnees

If you’re uncomfortable posting a video, you can always post a motivational quote, picture, or something health and fitness related.Make sure to encourage others, and never, never judge! Again, this is a judgement free zone!

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