Alternating Lateral Squat

Learn how to perform bodyweight alternating lateral squats with video and instructions by SHOCK App trainer, Ashley Steele.

How to Alternating Lateral Squat

Primary Muscles: Legs,  Glutes

Exercise Families: Squat

Equipment: Bodyweight

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Stand in good posture with the feet just outside of shoulder-width, toes angled outward approximately 25 degrees.

  2. Squat back and down to the right, keep the left leg straight, allow the knees to bend naturally and the trunk to lean forward.

  3. Pause briefly, push through the hips to drive the body to the starting position. Repeat the side squat on the left leg and continue alternating for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  4. Be sure to maintain good posture and keep the knees aligned with the feet as you squat laterally from side-to-side.

  5. You should feel this working the glutes, hips, and thigh muscles. 

Alternative Exercises:

Dumbbell Lateral Squat  Med Ball Lateral Squat

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