The Curtsy Lunge! 💃
Don’t let the name fool you, this kind of curtsy can leave you curled over! I love this exercise because it targets both my legs and glutes but will also help sculpt the hips, thighs and calves as well – Oh yeah, you want to add this one to LEG DAY! 😎
Using a moderate weight and high reps, (15-25 each leg) this move is a great way to tone up & lean out the lower body. 👍
You can perform these with dumbbells or a barbell, I prefer a barbell.
Start by standing with your feet hip width apart and then, keeping your weight in your left foot, take a big step back with your right leg, crossing it behind your left leg (as if about to do a ‘curtsy’). Slowly bend your knees and lower your body straight down until your front thigh is parallel to the floor, and both knees are bent at 90 degrees. Be sure to keep your abs drawn in and your back straight. ☝
Form tip: As you lunge, keep your front knee right over your ankle and don’t let it roll in or out, your toes should point straight ahead. 💡
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