Leg warm-ups for better kicking.
So as some of you have seen, I have really pretty kicks that are very good. I was requisitioned by a fellow member to post my leg warm-ups and solo stretches that help me with my kicking. I narrrowed it down to this one that normally isn't ever done (I haven't seen anybody do it in an MA class except for the occasional ones I teach.). This probably is the best stretch for both leg strength, balance, hip flexibility and all sorts of things that'll help your kicks. I even made a video for you guys.
The basics of this warm-up is:
- Find some place where you can balance yourself.
- You stand sideways to the wall/bar/etc. and lift your knee that is opposite of the wall up.
- Turn your hip out to the side and kick the leg out and hold it there for a few seconds and then slowly drop.
- Do this for a few sets.
- Then go reverse. Leg out, drop to knee, then turn hips in and drop down to the ground.
Have fun. I just did it really fast to give you a sort of idea on how to do this. **** you if you don't like it. Have a good day.