This week’s star on Best Butt Exercises is the curtsy lunge.
Curtsy lunges will help with your butt shape to produce a tighter, rounder shape. Figure skating and hockey are two sports said to give you a nicer butt, and it’s these kind of cross-lunge type movements that are responsible for all the magic.
Exercise: Curtsy lunge Muscles worked: Calves, Quads, Glutes, core. Jolie Recommends: 5 sets of 10 per side with dumbbells Difficulty rating: 3 Effectiveness rating: 8
Best Butt Exercise #2 : The Curtsy Lunge
Perfecting Your Form
Keep the abdominals engaged throughout the exercise with a neutral spine position in order to protect your back.
Keep your torso upright as much as possible, don’t lean forward over your front leg. The further back your weight, the more you will feel it in the glutes.
Focus on pushing up out of the lunge by pressing through the heel of your front foot, and squeezing the glutes.
Don’t let your front knee track out over your toes.
For more muscle growth, try doing a weighted version holding a 5 pound dumb bell in each hand down by your side to increase the resistance. 1 rep consists of a curtsy to the right and then to the left.
Do 5 sets of 10 reps, with a 30 second break in between each set. Finish with 10 seconds of pulsing in the lower position for each side on your last rep in the last set.