Instructions for the Kneeling Rear Leg Raise

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Instructions for the Kneeling Rear Leg Raise

This page provides instructions for the "Kneeling Rear Leg Raise". This is a martial arts exercise to strengthen and stretch your glutes and hamstrings. These muscles and tendons are used for rear kicks such as the back kick.

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Instructions for Technique

  • Get on to your hands and knees.
  • Lift one leg off the ground to the rear.
  • Straighten out the leg and lift it as high as you (comfortably) can.
  • You can either hold the leg high for 30 seconds or raise & lower the leg for a certain number of reps.
  • Repeat exercise with the other leg.

Instructional Video for the Kneeling Rear Leg Raise

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