Side Lunges – Helps develop strength and flexibility in the hips, as well as the ability to load (store energy) onto each leg.
-Start with feet together standing tall
-Take a big step laterally to one side, keeping your toes pointed straight ahead.
-Keep your chest up, and sink your butt down into your hip and bend at the knee
-Your knee should be more overtop your shoe vs. underneath your hip (this takes tension off the knee)
-Your other leg should be straight with that foot still completely on the ground
-Return to starting position
-Try and increase your range of motion down into the hip each rep