Tone Up Tuesday: Curtsy Lunge
It's Tone Up Tuesday, and I'm sharing my favorite lower body workout of the week -- the curtsy lunge!
The deeper I get into my 21 Day Fix challenge, the more I've started to focus on specific areas that suffered the most during pregnancy. It's amazing (and unfathomable) all the ways your body changes while growing a human, but one thing I was unprepared for was how much I was going to struggle to regain my leg strength while working out! Lunges are a critical move for sculpting your lower-body, but the curtsy lunge in particular is one of my #21DayFix favorites. By stabilizing your hips, the curtsy lunge can target your inner thigh and your glutes, and the addition of hand weights really adds to the burn! I'm already seeing good results, and have noticed a nice little booty lift in just a few short weeks. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!
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1. Start from standing with light weights at your side, feet hips distance apart.
2. Bring weights parallel to the tops of your shoulders. They'll stay here throughout.
3. Step your right leg behind you moving to the left so that your thighs cross; bending at both knees in a "curtsy" motion. Try to keep your front knee aligned with your front ankle. (Tough to do once you get moving to keep reminding yourself to correct your form!)
4. Return to standing, and then repeat on the other side to complete the rep. Alternate sides for 60 seconds.