Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Curtsy Lunge to Side Step Up

Curtsy Lunge to Side Step up:

First off, CURTSY lunges/squats are one of the BEST exercises for the Glutes.  For this one you will need 1 DB (dumbbell).  In this video I am holding a 20 pound DB.  Pick one side to start out on and stay on that leg for all 10 reps before switching sides.

Holding the DB in the hand opposite of the bench and feet shoulder width apart, take a big step back crossing it behind your other leg as if you are about to do a 'curtsy.''  As you lunge/squat, you want your front thigh parallel to the floor and both knees are bent at 90 degrees.  As you push yourself back up, step right up onto the bench for a side step up….working that outer thigh.  And if you want, throw in a 'knee up' on top of the bench for a little extra core work.

1 comment:

  1. So funny... my trainer had me doing this with a step up. I've been doing figure skating crossovers for years... that made it a bit too easy. Don't tell him though. XDDDD