Curtsy Lunge

by Keli Roberts

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This curtsy lunge progression is a fantastic way to train the lower body, particularly the inner and outer thighs. With the medicine ball, add some bounces and tosses to improve hand eye coordination as well. Start off with a simple curtsy lunge. Step back and across, come up, and change sides. This is an alternating exercise. As you do this, make sure you can see that your hips are staying nice and square to the front and that you're not rotating the hips. To progress this, add a bounce to the outside of the leg. Go up and come to the other side. Put some power into that with your upper body. Now incorporate core by adding a figure 8 movement with your torso as well as the bounce. Then come up and do a figure 8 and go to the other side, bounce it, and then figure 8. You're getting a bit of everything there: Hand eye coordination, core strength, stability, and lower body strength and endurance.

About the Presenter

Keli Roberts

Keli Roberts IDEA Author/Presenter

Keli Roberts?is a specialized tier-three personal trainer at Equinox in Pasadena, California. She is a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling and Gliding?, a Kettlebell® Concepts-sponsored athlete and is on the BOSU® development team. Keli is also known for her award-winning videos, books and training seminars. She is a spokesperson for ACE, a 2007 inductee to the National Fitness Hall of Fame and was awarded the 2003 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award.