The Lateral Lunge Stretch with Trunk Rotation is a multiplanar dynamic stretching exercise for the legs and obliques that is ideal for tennis players

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The lateral lunge stretch with trunk rotation reduce the risk of injury, optimizes power-production capabilities, improving flexibility and stability by increasing muscle tissue temperature.

Find out more about the benefits of a proper warm up routine.

This dynamic stretch is essential for tennis players because it mimics the synchronized muscle activation seen during open stance stroke production and lateral baseline movement and hence is preparing you for match play.

Therefore, the lateral lunge stretch with trunk rotation should be one of the stretches in your dynamic stretching routine.

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Dynamic Lateral Lunge Stretch With Trunk Rotation

If you haven’t done any lateral lunging before then warm up the adductors first before stepping into full range of motion.

Trunk Rotation

Trunk Rotation

Lateral Lunge Stretch Description Summary

  1. Stand straight with feet close together
  2. Step sideways with the left foot and bend the left knee until left knee is at 90˚ and right leg is straight; knee must not move beyond toes
  3. Rotate trunk to the left, then to the right
  4. Push-off with the left foot and lunge to the right side until right knee is at 90˚ and left leg is straight; knee must not move beyond toes
  5. Rotate trunk to the left, then to the right

Targeted Musculature

  • Hip Adductors
  • Hip Abductors
  • Glutes
  • Obliques

Gluteus maximus 3D

Anterior Hip Muscles 2

More Dynamic Stretches


Of course we have more great dynamic stretches that you can do before you start playing tennis to get yourself prepared and ready for action.

Simply chose 6-8 dynamic stretches for your dynamic stretch routine that warm up the major muscle groups of the legs, hip and core and you are ready to go!

Here are a few suggestions:

Other Glute And Adductor Stretches For You

Apart from the dynamic lateral lunge stretch with trunk rotation we have some other stretches for you that target the muscles acting on the hip.

You can use these stretches during the cool down once you are finished with your match or training session.

Simply click on them to learn more or watch the videos:

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