We are now into week 2 of our Squat for September challenge and we should all have nailed that basic weighted squat in week 1. We are now adding to week 1 with a brand new squat called……….the Curtsy squat!

The curtsy squat is a great addition to a lower body routine. You will really feel this one in those glutes!

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How to do it

Start by standing with your feet hip width apart. Keep your weight on your right foot whilst taking a step back with your left leg and crossing it behind your right leg (as if you were about to curtsy). Then bend your knees and lower to the ground making sure that both knees are at 90 degrees. From there come back up into your starting position.

You are going to do 3 sets of 20 reps on each leg.

If you would like to challenge yourself with these squats you can use a weight to increase the resistance. Use a barbell, dumbbells, kettlebells or anything else that is heavy enough to challenge you, I like to use my daughter when doing these squats and she enjoys it aswell! So getting squatting and turn that butt into one that J Lo would be jealous of!

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Squat plan so far……

Monday:

Weighted Squat 3 sets of 20 reps

Curtsy Squat 3 sets of 20 reps (each leg)

Wednesday:

Weighted Squat 3 sets of 20 reps

Cursty Squat 3 sets of 20 reps

Friday:

Weighted Squat 3 sets of 20 reps

Cursty Squat 3 sets of 20 reps

Sunday:

Weighted Squat 3 sets of 20 reps

Cursty Squat 3 sets of 20 reps

So now we have two squat variations added to our challenge. You should start to feel the burn ladies, keep those glutes tight and your core strong whilst you squat and you will soon have a firm and peachy behind!!!

Get involved in the #squatforseptember challenge. Post your pics and vids on twitter and Facebook and lets get squatting!!

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