There's no doubt that conventional exercises like squats, pushups, rows, and lunges work. That's why these movements should make up the majority of your workouts.
But there's a great reason you should try some unconventional exercises, too: New challenges can train your mind-muscle connection in a novel way, which can unlock neural pathways and help you stimulate new muscle growth. And this is true even if you think they're awkward looking or don't allow you to use enough weight to be useful.
One such movement: the medicine-ball side-lunge flow, says David Jack, creator of the Men's Health 60-Day Transformation–a high-intensity fitness DVD that packs 10 cutting-edge workouts.
It challenges your body in multiple ways by requiring total-body balance and coordination, strength in your legs, hips, and core, and the ability accelerate and decelerate quickly, says Jack. All of which helps make you a better athlete, and can also help you perform better in the gym.
Watch the video to learn how to perform the medicine-ball side-lunge flow.
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