Curtsy lunges with kettlebell - Women's Health & Fitness

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, and, keeping your weight on one foot, take a big step back with your other leg, crossing it behind your left leg (as if about to do a ‘curtsy’).

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 core tight the entire time to stabilise yourself. Rise back up into your starting position and do the same thing with the other leg.

Your toes should be pointed straight ahead the entire time, and keep your knee over your ankle to avoid injury.

Aim for 4 sets of 12 reps (per leg)

ADDED CHALLENGE: Superset this exercise with 20 reps of mountain climbers after each set.

Photo credit: Jamie Watling Photography

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