Join Jennifer B. Galardi for an exercise that targets the upper and lower body, utilizing motion through balance, focusing on the inner and outer thighs, quads, and shoulders.
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Lateral Lunge with Alternating Shoulder Press Exercise Hi, Jennifer Galardi, I’m coming to your from Los Angeles, California. I’m going to show you how to do a Lateral Lunge tongue twister with an alternating shoulder press. Let’s start with the lunge. We’re going to step out to the right and let’s check our form. Our knees stay right inline with our chin over the ankle. The hipbones go back to back what you really feel in this right loop. You’re going to take this right hand and then take your left one up and now we’re just going to alternate pulling down the left shoulder, so you come together and there’s our alternating shoulder press. You’re doing a lateral lunge out to the side that really will get into the gluts as you’re stepping together, you need core stabilities, so you’re not wobbling all over the place or you try not to wobble all over the place, and you’re also going to engage your inner thigh muscle because you want to squeeze together as you come. The slower you take any of this exercise, the more you’re going to engage the muscle fiber at more -- or the quicker you take them, the more you’re relying on momentum and not strength. Let’s do about ten here. Take it out. One, good, again, this is going to challenge your core stability. So as you sit back and work these arms, you really need to pull in and up. Keep that and able to the spine. Excellent, give about four more, I may have lain but I’ve going to do more than ten. Good. So here are four. Really push off that right leg and that right loop. Feel it come together. Really engage even the inner thigh by squeezing the legs together when you come up. I think we have one more. There you go. I don’t know. I try to bring a little bit of fun to exercise again. I try to make sure people really understand the exercise as suppose to applying through it and I rather see someone doing an exercise properly without speed and just do it a couple of times to get it as supposed to just quickly running through it and not gaining and learning anything. You know we need to even up these sides and we’re going to do about 12 or maybe more to the opposite side. So here, let’s set it up, step it out lateral lunge, dumbbell the shoulder, this arm up, and let’s hit twelve. Good, one, and down. Squeeze, push off the floor, keep that enable to the spine that will help keep you balance. Really throw this arms and the kind of pretty off balance that that’s where that core strength comes in, and I lost count. Anybody, alright, let’s do about two more of these. Make sure both sides a nice and balance. Last one, give it to me. Good, relax those arms and there you go, you’re on your way to tight core and fabulous legs.

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