Curtsy Lunge

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Cross lunges, crossover lunges
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Body only
  • Muscles Targeted: Thighs, hips, butt
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4 with 12-14 reps each
  • Variations: Kettlebell curtsy lunge
  • Alternative:

The curtsy lunge, unlike the other lunge variations, targets your inner thigh muscles along with the glutes, helping you to stabilize your hips and improve your posture. If you want to tone your legs and butt muscles up, then include this exercise in your workout routine.

Curtsy Lunge Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Cross lunges, crossover lunges
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Body only
  • Muscles Targeted: Thighs, hips, butt
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4 with 12-14 reps each
  • Variations: Kettlebell curtsy lunge
  • Alternative:

How to do a Curtsy Lunge

Curtsy Lunge

Stand with a shoulder-width stance, while keeping your hands either together in front of you or on your hips. Start the movement by shifting the weight to your left foot, raising your right foot from the ground. Place the right leg behind your left by taking a wide step laterally to your front leg. Lower your body into the lunging position by bending at your knees. Extend your knee and hip by driving through the heel to return to the initial position and then switch sides.

Cross Lunges Tips

  • Lean forward slightly at your hips throughout the movement.
  • Make sure to keep the heel of your supporting leg flat on the floor.

Variation with Weights

It is performed in the same way as the basic version except that you do it holding either a kettlebell or a weightplate (20-25 lbs).

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