Curtsey Squat

Curtsey Squat


This exercise involves performing a squat while crossing one leg behind the other in a curtsey-like motion. It targets the glutes, quads, and inner thighs.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Curtsey Squat Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your hips.
  2. Step your left foot back and to the right so that your feet are in a curtsy position.
  3. Bend both knees and lower your body down towards the ground, keeping your chest lifted and your core engaged.
  4. Push through your front heel to stand back up to starting position.
  5. Repeat on the other side, stepping your right foot back and to the left.
  6. Continue alternating sides for the desired number of reps or time.

Curtsey Squat Form & Visual

Curtsey Squat

Curtsey Squat Benefits

  • Strengthens the glutes, quads, and hamstrings
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Targets the inner and outer thighs
  • Engages the core muscles
  • Can be modified to increase or decrease intensity
  • Helps to improve overall lower body strength and tone

Curtsey Squat Muscles Worked

  • Glutes
  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Adductors
  • Calves
  • Core

Curtsey Squat Variations & Alternatives

  • Reverse Curtsey Squat
  • Weighted Curtsey Squat
  • Jumping Curtsey Squat
  • Curtsy Lunge with Side Leg Lift
  • Curtsy Lunge with Bicep Curl