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Multi-direction Band Kick Series

Here is a great exercise series that will strengthen your hips and improve your balance in the ankle, knee, and hip. During the kicks, the plant leg is working on balance. The kicking leg is working on hip strength through the resistance of the band. Through this resistance, an increase in kicking power will occur.  

In the videos below, kicks are done in four major directions: flexion (forwards), extension (backwards), adduction (inwards) and abduction (outwards). I have also added flexion with external rotation. You will notice that the path of the leg swing is that same as passing with the inside of your foot. Do 10 kicks each of the 5 directions then switch legs. Do 3 sets with each leg. 

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