Walking Lunge Twists – Dynamic Stretching Technique
This page provides details for the dynamic stretch known as Walking Lunge Twists. The lunge portion of the stretch focuses on the hips, groin, quads, calves, etc. The twist segment helps to stretch a person’s abs, obliques and lower back muscles.
This dynamic stretch can be done either walking across a gym/dojo/field or done in place (stationary) by just switching legs (see videos below). A walking lunge twist also helps to warm-up a person’s muscles and improve their balance.
To add a core strength training element, some martial artists will hold a light weight medicine ball when performing this dynamic stretch. All exercises and stretches should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For additional stretches and exercises, please visit the sections on Static Stretches and Dynamic Stretches.
“Stationary” Walking Lunge Twists
“Moving” Walking Lunge Twists