Butt Kicks are a great functional exercise that can be used as part of a warm up, cool down or active recovery between sets. More than just a pulse raiser, they will also benefit your running technique.
Run on the spot and pull the heel to the butt. Aim to keep the hamstrings as relaxed as possible to maximize efficiency. Maintain a quick tempo (180 bpm) using a metronome for guidance, if necessary.
When performed correctly with rhythm (180 bpm) this exercise will quickly build running-specific hamstring pull technique. Proper rhythm will allow for optimum elasticity in the foot/ankle.
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