Fit Mom Heel Kicks

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The heel kick is a lower body exercise that targets the glutes and hamstrings.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Glutes

Gluteal Muscles (Glutes) are one of the strongest muscles in the body and are the connecting point between your legs and back muscles. Glutes are used in a variety of actions from moving the leg to extending and rotating the hip, as well as extending and rotating the trunk of the body.

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Hamstrings

The hamstrings play a crucial role in many daily activities, such as, running, jumping, walking and cycling. Strengthening your hamstring muscles help to protect your knees from injury by absorbing the stress placed on the knee. Weak hamstrings can lead to knee injury.

Equipment Used


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Exercise Band

The exercise band is used in resistance training. The bands comes in a variety of colours depending on the amount of tension they offer. The exercise bands give constant resistance throughout the entire range of motion during an exercise and cause less stress on the joints.

Exercise Instructions


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Step 1

Start on your hands and knees on the floor with an exercise band wrapped around one of your feet.

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Step 2

Extend your leg as you hold the exercise band handles in each hand.

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Step 3

Pull your leg back to the starting position with full control.