If lateral exercises aren't in your regular strength-training rotation, they should be. Side motions help strengthen oft-neglected muscles like the glute meds (those butt muscles on the sides of your pelvis) as well as stabilizing muscles on your leg joints, which help prevent injuries to your knees, ankles, or hips. They also help ease lower-back issues, so get moving with these lateral exercises!
Sculpt and Strengthen Your Lower Body With These Lateral Moves
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