Work your glutes, hamstrings and quads with this awesome take on an ordinary lunge.

Dumbbell Curtsy Lunges - IMAGE - Women's Health and Fitness

1. Stand feet shoulder-width apart. Holding a pair of dumbbells at your side, keep your chest up and shoulders retracted back.

2. Step your right leg backwards into a modified lunge position where your foot crosses behind and to the left of your front leg. This curtsy-type position will get your glute and adductor firing.

3.
Step back up to starting position and repeat lunge on the opposite leg.


Tip: Take your backward angle lunge nice and low to ensure your glute has full activation and you gain maximum results.


NEXT: Watch our Dumbbell lunge and curl video with WH&F head trainer Nikki Fogden-Moore.


Words and workout by 
Melissa Le Man, images by Noel Daganta