Primary muscles: Quads, glutes, core
Secondary muscles: Hips, thighs
Equipment: No equipment
CURTSY LUNGE SIDE KICK INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, take a big step back with your right leg, crossing it behind the left, and lunge.
2. As you stand up, kick your right leg out to the side and up.
3. Repeat for the duration of the set and then switch sides.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Engage your core, open the chest, face front and keep your back straight. As you lunge, keep the front knee over the ankle, and keep the toes pointing in the same direction as the knees. Exhale as you stand back up and kick out to the side, and maintain your core tight.
The curtsy lunge side kick is a move that engages and stimulates your lower body and improves balance. This exercise strengthens, tones and sculpts your quads, hamstrings, inner and outer thighs, glutes, hips, and core.
SETS AND REPS
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