High Kick

What is a High Kick?

A High Kick is typically practiced early in a workout to increase the heart rate and warm up the body. When performed with proper posture, this move helps improve hip mobility as well as flexibility in the glutes and hamstrings.

How do you do a High Kick?

  • Step 1

    Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms by your sides. Lift one leg straight out as high as you can while reaching for it with your opposite hand. Avoid leaning too far forward, and maintain a neutral back.

  • Step 2

    Lower your lifted leg and repeat with the opposite leg. Continue alternating sides.

How do you modify a High Kick?

  • Advanced High Kick

What are the benefits of a High Kick?

  • Leg Stretch

  • Glute Strength

  • Cardio

Expert opinion

With the high kicks, you want to stay up on your toes so that you’re ready and active.
Paul Rahn,SWEAT in Chicago

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