Straight-Leg Kick

Learn how to perform a straight-leg kick perfectly with instructions and video by SHOCK Fitness Trainer, Ashley Steele.

How to Straight-Leg Kick

Exercise Families: Warm Up

Equipment: Bodyweight

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Walk forward by kicking the left leg up in the air and touching the toes of the left foot with your right hand. Be sure to keep the left knee straight. Pull the left leg to the ground and return to the starting position.

  2. Repeat the movement with the opposite leg by kicking the right leg in the air and touching the toes of the right foot with your left hand. Be sure to keep the right knee straight. Pull the right leg to the starting position and continue alternating the straight leg kicks for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  3. Straight-leg kicks are a great exercise used as a dynamic stretch or warm-up for the lower body. You should feel a stretch in your hamstrings, hips, and glutes. 

Alternative Exercises:

Leg Cradle  Knee Hug

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