Slide to a Lunge for Core and Leg Strength

Sliding lunges are a great way to strengthen your quads, glutes, core, and hamstrings. Add this exercise to your workout routine if you’d like to make your lunges more challenging. If you’d like to try sliding lunges as part of your knee or hip rehabilitation, be sure to speak to your clinical first.


The benefits of slide to a lunge

Sliding lunges are more challenging for the quads, glutes, and core. They are also more targeted to the front leg, as the slippery surface makes it very difficult to fall back on the habit of distributing some of the strain to your back leg.


How to slide to a lunge

For this exercise, you’ll need a surface on which your foot can slide. Step onto a commercial furniture slider, a piece of cloth, or a paper plate. You can also do the exercise on tiles or floorboards with a sock on the sliding foot. 

  • Stand with your feet spread hip-width apart. 
  • Shift your weight onto the support foot and slide the other foot back, bending the knees and getting into a lunge position. 
  • Briefly pause at the lowest point of the lunge, then slide your leg back to the starting position.
  • Do 10 reps per leg in 2-3 sets
  • You can perform this exercise on one leg and then the other or alternate between the two.


Support your slide to a lunge

Bauerfeind AchilloTrain Ankle Support

If you’ve pulled or otherwise injured your Achilles tendon, offering it extra protection throughout this exercise and beyond is a good idea. To do so, we’d recommend the AchilloTrain Ankle Brace. 

  • Compression knit fabric activates the muscle to support the joint 
  • It works with the braces’ massage pads to relieve pain around the tendon
  • Compression also boosts circulation and reduces swelling common to tendonitis 
  • The gel insert at the heel relieves pressure on the Achilles tendon

If you need extra support for your hip or knee, try out the SacroLoc Back Brace or GenuTrain Knee Brace. 


More information

If you require assistance selecting the right product for your needs or wearing the brace, call us on 1300 668 466 or contact us via live chat.

Do you have private health? Most private health extras will cover Bauerfeind Products. Check to see if yours is included. Bauerfeind Private Health Insurance Inquiry. 


Bauerfeind was founded in 1929, and since then, we've worked tirelessly to develop and improve our extensive range of braces, insoles, and compression products. Our mission is to provide you with top-of-the-line supports so you can reach your fitness goals or live life without pain holding you back.

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This information is provided for general information purposes and should not be relied on as a substitute for medical advice, evaluation or care from a qualified and licensed healthcare provider. The information contained here should not be considered a plan of care or physical therapy.

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