Curtsy Lunge

by Keli Roberts

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This lower body exercise progression uses a weighted bar. If you don't have one, you could try a dowel or even a broom. Start this one by bringing the bar up to your chest. This exercise focuses on the inner and outer thighs, the core, and the whole lower body. Start by stepping your foot across and down, sinking into the lunge, coming back up, and moving to the other side. As a progression, add the core into the picture. Lunge down, rotate the bar across the front of the leg, and then come back up and alternate again. Our third and final progression is a real killer. Add an overhead squat in between the lunges. Sit into the overhead squat and then lunge and reach across with the leg. Come back into that overhead squat and do the other side. That one really works the whole lower body, as well as the core.

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.