Squat Front Kick Exercise Guide

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Squat Front Kick is a bodyweight exercise that works your calves, hamstrings and quadriceps.

Squat Front Kick is a great moderate move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your buttocks, hips, legs, lower body, lower legs and upper legs.

It requires no equipment to do.

Squat Front Kick

How to do Squat Front Kick


Stand with your feet shoulder width apart in a squat position, and fists protecting your face. Bring your left knee up in front of you and extend your leg out in front. Repeat 5 times, then switch sides.

Illustrated Guide

Learn how to do squat front kick from this step-by-step illustrations:

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Muscles Worked

The muscles used for squat front kick may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for squat front kick are:

Primary Muscles

  • Calves
  • Hamstrings
  • Quadriceps

Synergyst Muscles

  • Hip Flexors

Frequently Asked Questions

What muscles does Squat Front Kick work?
Squat Front Kick works calves, hamstrings, quadriceps.
What is Squat Front Kick good for?
Squat Front Kick is beneficial cellulite, for conditioning, love handles, side fat and to strengthen. It works the best for buttocks, hips, legs, lower body, lower legs and upper legs, as it works calves, hamstrings, quadriceps. Squat Front Kick is a great bodyweight exercise for men, men over 50, women and women over 50.
Is Squat Front Kick a good exercise?
Squat Front Kick is a popular bodyweight exercise for calves, hamstrings, quadriceps.

Training, Progressions and Regressions

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Squat Front Kick Training and Progressions

Standards and Averages

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Squat Front Kick Standards and Averages


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Squat Front Kick Alternatives


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Squat Front Kick Variations

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Type(s) Bodyweight, Calisthenic, Strength, Aerobic
Muscles Worked Gastrocnemius, Biceps Femoris, Quadriceps, Hip Flexors
Difficulty Level(s) Moderate
Equipment No Equipment
Location At Gym, At Home, Outdoor
Major Exercise Bodyweight Squat

Muscles Worked

Target muscle(s) Calves, Hamstrings, Quadriceps
Synergyst muscle(s) Hip Flexors

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