The Curtsey Lunge is a lower body exercise that primarily targets the quadriceps, but also works the calves, glutes and hamstrings. This is a compound exercise which is well suited to beginner lifters.
- Stand upright with a light barbell on your shoulders.
- Step backwards and sideways with one leg (approximately 1 metre) and lower your body until your back knee is just off the floor, maintaining your balance.
- Keep your body upright, head up and hips tilted forwards throughout.
- Push up and return to standing and repeat for the other leg.