Weekly Exercise

Exercise of the Week: Curtsy Squats

This week’s exercise doesn’t require any equipment, making it a go-to movement anytime you want to get your blood flowing. This is a variation of a squat, and tones your glutes.

While we were filming the video for this exercise, as you can see, it wasn’t a fluid motion for me.

This was partially because my back injuries prevent me from squatting down very low, and partially because I was unsure of the correct form. It is not uncommon for us to research the form for a new exercise before we share it in our weekly posts. Like most people, we also require some guidance when pursuing a fitness regimen. No shame in seeking help!

So, for this exercise, we’ll reference the video below as it shares how to complete the movement correctly.

  • Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  • Cross one leg behind the other, at a 45 degree angle.
  • Drop your hips down vertically, but focus on keeping your hips squared up- don’t swing out to the side.
  • Return to the starting position.
  • Complete the same movement with the opposite leg, then alternate legs until you complete 5-6 squats on each side. That is one set. Repeat 2-3 sets.

Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.

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