Front Leg Kick

Front Leg Kick


This exercise involves kicking with the front leg, typically targeting the opponent's midsection or head. It is commonly used in martial arts and kickboxing for both offensive and defensive purposes. Proper technique and balance are important for executing an effective front-leg kick.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Front Leg Kick Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands up in a fighting stance.
  2. Lift your right knee up towards your chest.
  3. Extend your right leg forward, kicking with the ball of your foot.
  4. Bring your leg back to the starting position.
  5. Repeat the kick with your left leg.
  6. Continue alternating kicks for the desired number of repetitions or time.

Front Leg Kick Form & Visual

Front Leg Kick

Front Leg Kick Benefits

  • Strengthens core muscles
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Targets shoulder and back muscles
  • Increases overall body strength
  • Can help prevent lower back pain
  • Improves posture
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels

Front Leg Kick Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Hip flexors
  • Abdominals
  • Obliques
  • Lower back muscles

Front Leg Kick Variations & Alternatives

  • front-leg-roundhouse-kick
  • front-leg-side-kick
  • front-leg-hook-kick
  • front-leg-crescent-kick
  • front-leg-spinning-hook-kick