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5 lateral running exercises to lose weight fast

By Priyanka Verma 
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5 lateral running exercises to lose weight fast

Everyone wants a quick fix when it comes to losing weight. With a super busy lifestyle, no one has the time and patience to wait for results. Also, when you see results, you stay motivated and want to do more. But because weight loss is a long-term thing, you might be wondering how one can see quick results? If you are also looking for quick results while trying to lose weight, turn to lateral running. Here are five ways you can take the regular lateral runs a top-notch higher and increase your heart rate.

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​Performing lateral run

A lateral run is a side to side running, in which you keep feet wider than shoulder-width apart. Keeping your core strong, bend a little forward and keep your back straight and knees soft and bent.

​ Squat-run-squat

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To perform this exercise, stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Now squat, stand, take two lateral hops on the right, squat again and move to the other side. You can do 5 sets with each rep a minute long. Take a 15- second break and repeat.

​Hop-run-hop

To do the run, stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. Take a hop and move your arms from your side to above your head. Take two lateral hops on the left side, hop again and repeat on the other side.

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Do 5 sets, with each rep lasting one minute.

​Lunge-run-lunge

Do lunges first with your right leg and then with your left. Next, take two lateral hops on the right and perform lunges with both your legs again, hop to your left and do 5 sets.

​Shadow punch-run-shadow punch

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To do this, stand straight with feet shoulder-width apart. Do shadow punches side-to-side. Now take two hops towards the right, punch again and do a lateral run onto the other side. You can do 5 sets with each rep lasting for 1 minute.

​Burpee- run- burpee

Exercise can help you lose weight super fast. Though most of us hate doing burpees, once you will start seeing the results you will love it.

Do a burpee, stand up. Now take two lateral hops on the right, do a burpee again and repeat the lateral hoop on the left side.

You can do 5 sets with each rep a minute long.

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