Butt Kicks HIIT Workout
Butt Kicks are a simple cardiovascular exercise that strengthens the hamstrings and stretches the quads. Butt kicks provide a good warm-up to any HIIT routine. Butt Kicks have long been a classic training exercise for runners, especially sprinters. Butt kicks are a great way to get your heart rate up either as a warm up or as part of a HITT workout. When you’re looking to warm-up before a run, you can do butt kicks to prepare and stretch your legs. You can do butt kicks anywhere. They are also a great way of mixing into jogging routines.
Ultimate Guide to Butt Kicks
- Stand tall with your chest out. Bring one heel off the floor towards your buttocks, the opposite hand comes up towards you shoulder.
- Switch to the other side.
- Repeat in a smooth motion.
- Good speed and technique are more important than hitting your buttocks hard! (if you can do a fast speed then it is important to do a warm up exercise first, perhaps a slow version).
The Benefits of Butt Kicks HIIT Workout
- This exercise mainly works your hamstrings and the glutes and the back of the legs as you pull the heel in. Quads and core also come in play.
- Butt kicks get your heart rate up which will help you to lose weight and burn fat. Your hamstrings and quads are prone to injury, doing butt kicks as part of your HIIT routine strengthens the hamstrings and quads and prevents injury.
Muscle groups worked with Butt Kicks