Front Leg Swings

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The front leg swing is a lower body dynamic warm-up exercise that helps to loosen up the hips.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Hamstrings

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.

Picture of Glutes

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.

Exercise Instructions


front leg swings - step 1

Step 1

Stand beside the wall and hold on to it with one arm.

front leg swings - step 2

Step 2

Swing your inside leg as high as you can.

front leg swings - step 3

Step 3

Keep your hips loose and and your body relaxed the entire time.