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Curtsy Lunge

What is a Curtsy Lunge?

The Curtsy Lunge is a great exercise to stabilize your hips. The movement is a variant of a standard lunge, but you hold your lower body in the position of a curtsy for additional glute strengthening.

How do you do a Curtsy Lunge?

  • Step 1

    Stand with your feet hip-distance apart and let your arms fall at your sides.

  • Step 2

    Draw a semicircle with your right foot, moving it clockwise until it crosses behind your left foot. Keep your right toe tucked and clasp your hands together at your heart.

  • Step 3

    Lunge down as deeply as possible, hovering your knee a couple of inches off the floor.

  • Step 4

    Slowly return to the standing curtsy position.

  • Step 5

    Repeat the lunge on the other side.

How do you modify a Curtsy Lunge?

  • Advanced Curtsy Lunge

What are the benefits of a Curtsy Lunge?

  • Leg Strength

  • Glute Strength

  • Full-body Strength

Expert opinion

Curtsy lunges are a great way to progress your lunge and get more out of your glutes.
Jason McWalter,MCW Health and Fitness in Seattle

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