Master the Lateral Shuffle

Lateral Shuffle

Lateral Shuffle or Side Shuffle. This is a simple exercise but really useful to stay in shape and get speed. The lateral shuffle is considered a dynamic exercise to warm up your muscles and raise your heart rate. It works your hip flexors, hips, thighs, lower back, and entire legs.

It is recommended to do a stretching routine after this workout exercise. Your calves, hamstrings, quads, hip flexors, and glutes will need it.

There are several variations of the lateral shuffle as you can see on the video below.

Lateral Shuffle Step by Step

  • Start with your legs open shoulder width and bend your knees
  • Now move from side to side and touch the ground with one hand


  • Keep your back straight at all times
  • Center your entire body, this will help distribute the weight equally
  • Do not lean forward or you might lose your balance and fall
  • Always exercise on a flat and secure surface
  • Set your own goals

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