Curtsy lunge – PICTURE – Women's Health & Fitness

Curtsy Lunge

Sets: 3 | Reps: 15 per leg

WHAT IT HITS:  Abs, calves, quads

WHY IT WORKS: Builds strength in the major lower body muscles and can be done anywhere.


1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart. 

2. 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.

3. Switch legs.