Bodyweight Side Steps

Exercise

How to perform the exercise

  1. Stand tall with a tight core and make sure your feet are shoulder-width apart. Bring your hands together for balance.
  2. Step directly to the left, leaving your right foot in place. Bend the left knee and pause once the upper left thigh is parallel to the ground. Your right leg should be completely straight.
  3. Contract the hamstring muscle then push off the ground to return to the starting position. Repeat on the right side. Alternate this movement.

CAUTION: Pay special attention to using proper form while performing this exercise.

Exercise Tips

  • Perform this exercise with as short rest periods as you can.

Dumbell/EZ Bar Variation

This exercise can be performed adding  either an EZ bar or barbell.