I did 100 curtsy lunges a day for a week — here are the results

I’ll let you in on a secret — I’ve never been a fan of the curtsy lunge. Sure, I know it engages more muscles than the standard lunge, but on leg day, I’d rather stick to regular lunges or weighted squats to work my glutes. Yet next up on my list of weird and wonderful workout challenges is the curtsy lunge, so in the name of good journalism (and stronger glute muscles) I put my dislike to one side, and took a deep dive into this move. Read on to find out what happened. 

The curtsy lunge gets its name after the traditional method of greeting, but you don’t need to have a member of the Royal family in sight to practice this move. It’s a compound exercise that targets the same muscles as a traditional lunge — your glutes, hamstrings, and quads, but it also works your inner thighs, and the gluteus medius, which is often underactive, especially if you spend a lot of time sitting down. If that’s you, check out the best exercises to do if you sit down all day here. 

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