Curtsy Up

Curtsy Up-3

Move of the week: Curtsy Up

Demo Video: http://youtu.be/PC-f-LYhfUk

Targets: Glutes, Quads, Hamstrings, Oblique’s, Shoulders & Chest

Step 1:
Start by standing with your feet hip width apart, holding 1 Dumbbell in your LEFT hand with your elbow at 90 degrees in front of you. Rib cage lifted, abs engaged and straight back.

Step 2:
Place your body weight on your LEFT leg, while taking a big step back with your RIGHT leg, crossing it behind your LEFT (as if about to do a curtsy), slowly lower your body closer to the ground until your front knee is about 90 degree. Keep your abs engaged and do not rounding your back.

Step 3:
While engaging your glutes and quads (in your front leg) to standing out of the curtsy, engage your RIGHT oblique to bring your RIGHT knee up and out to your side (about 45 degrees) while lifting your LEFT arm straight up over your head. Make sure you’re not leaning over to one side; keep your body straight and upright.

Repeat for a total of 10-15 on the same leg, and then switch sides.  3-4 reps throughout your workout.

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