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  • Writer's pictureCoach Matt Pippin

Movement Alternative For Side Lunges

Having trouble with side lunges due to a groin pull or just limited strength in your adductors (those inner thighs)? This exercise gives you an easy introduction into how to use your adductors, with minimal load and intensity, all while still taxing the rest of your legs

This movement alternative is a fan favorite because it allows you to slowly start training those inner thighs, but without all of the stress you get doing deep side lunges or cossack squats.

Start with your feet a foot wider than shoulder width and slowly work your way up, increasing your foot width over time while you improve your hip mobility.


For even more of my favorite mobility exercises to bulletproof your body, click the link below where you can get my 3 must-have mobility moves for free. Once you try them, you’ll see why they’re my all-time favorite.




Matt is a Strength and Mobility Coach with over 15 years experience in his field and has coached over a thousand professional, collegiate and everyday athletes with the goal to help them move, feel and perform at their highest level. He's incredibly passionate about bringing simple and effective online mobility training programs to everyone who wants to take control of their self care and make lasting change. CLICK HERE to learn more.


  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Level 3: Fascial Stretch Specialist

  • Level 1: Institute of Motion Health Coach

  • Certified FRC Mobility Specialist (FRCms)

  • Level 1 Kinstretch Instructor

  • Weck Method Qualified


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