Primary muscles: Hamstrings, glutes, core
Secondary muscles: Lower body
Equipment: No equipment
KICK CRUNCH INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart.
2. Lift your left leg as high as you can, and touch your left foot with your right hand.
3. Return to the initial position and repeat on the opposite side.
4. Continue alternating sides, in a fast-paced move, until the set is complete.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Look straight ahead, keep your back straight and open your chest. Engage your core and breathe out as you crunch and touch your foot with the opposite hand. Keep the movement smooth and fast and, as soon as one foot touches the floor, repeat the move on the opposite side.
The kick crunch warms up the legs, core, and glutes, improves flexibility and boosts your heart rate. This exercise also increases lower body and core strength and helps you burn extra calories.
SETS AND REPS
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the kick crunch, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: