Front Kicks Exercise Guide
Front Kicks is a bodyweight exercise that works your quadriceps and hip flexors.
Front Kicks is a great easy move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your hips, legs, lower body, thighs and upper legs.
It requires no equipment to do.
How to do Front Kicks
Stand up tall with good posture and raise your arms up straight in front of you to shoulder height. Then standing balanced on your left foot, lift your right leg up straight out in front of you. Aim to get the foot up to hip height, without bending it at the knee. This will be challenging if you have tight hamstrings.
Then return your lifted (right) leg back to the floor, shift your weight across to this leg, balance yourself, and then repeat the leg lift with your other (left) leg. Once you have done it with each leg, this is one repetition. Continue for the duration of the exercise and perform the same number of lifts on each leg.
Aim to keep your spine straight and watch out for your lower back rounding as you lift your leg. If this happens, it is a sign of tight hamstrings, so work on our Hamstring stretches.
Learn how to do front kicks from this step-by-step illustrations:
The muscles used for front kicks may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for front kicks are:
- Hip Flexors
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|Type(s)||Bodyweight, Calisthenic, Strength, Aerobic|
|Muscles Worked||Gastrocnemius, Biceps Femoris, Quadriceps, Hip Flexors|
|Difficulty Level(s)||Easy, Simple|
|Location||At Gym, At Home, Outdoor|