Walking Lunge with Twist

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Walking lunge with medicine ball/weight plate twist, lunge with twist
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Medicine ball, weight plate
  • Muscles Targeted: Quads, glutes, core, hamstrings
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: with 15-20 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

The walking lunge with a twist, unlike the basic version, combines the rotating motion (using added weight) with a forward lunge to contract your glutes fully while engaging your abdominal muscles. It is used by athletes to improve their balance and strength of muscles that are used for running, cycling, or skiing.

Walking Lunge with Twist Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Walking lunge with medicine ball/weight plate twist, lunge with twist
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Medicine ball, weight plate
  • Muscles Targeted: Quads, glutes, core, hamstrings
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: with 15-20 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

How to do a Walking Lunge with Twist

Walking Lunge with Twist

Start the exercise by standing with a shoulder-width stance while holding a medicine ball in front of you, keeping your elbows bent at about 90 degrees. Step forward with one of the feet and flex your knees to perform the lunging movement.

Tips

  • In the beginning, you can perform the exercise without any weights to build up the strength gradually.
  • Maintain a controlled and steady movement throughout the workout.

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