The Strength-Building Move You're Missing Out On
At the gym, most men perform exercises that occur in a forward-and-back or up-and-down motion, like the squat and bench press. But the truth is, life rarely happens in just one plane of motion. So develop real-world strength by moving laterally with the kettlebell side lunge and touch.
"The exercise strengthens your muscles in an all-new direction, testing your hip flexibility and targeting your often-neglected glutes," says David Jack, creator of musclemorphosis.com. The result: You'll build strength that you can use inside and outside of the gym.
Since lateral movements aren't a mainstay in the average guy's workout program, you'll probably be weak at this movement. That's why Jack suggests using light weights to start. "You won't use them for long, though," he says. "The weaker an area is on your body, the greater it's potential for growth." Ready to try it? Watch the video to above to discover how to perform the kettlebell side lunge and touch with perfect form.