Join Venus Ramos for an exercise that specifically targets the lower body, strengthening and toning the hamstrings, thighs, and butt.
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Back Kick to Forward Lunge Hi, I’m Dr. Venus Ramos from Huntington Beach, California. I believe that whenever you talk about fitness with patients or with clients, you need to make it a very educational experience because that’s how you prevent injuries when people know the proper way to do things. I’m here to show you the advance exercise that’s going to really kick start your cardio routine. It’s called the Back Kick in to the Forward Lunge. The Back Kick to Forward Lunge is just a great way to get a high intensity cardiovascular exercise. So basically, it comes from kickboxing but it has this additional added little twist. We’re going to start off in your fighting position. We’re going to have your thumps right over your close fist. Put them right on either side of the chin. What you’re going to do is stand on one leg, bringing the other knee up and then you’re going to kick back. Striking through your heel, keeping your hips, knee and hell all align. And you come back up and return to your standing position. Again, that’s the first part of the exercise, the back kick. Let’s do that one more time. Bring your knee up, kick back, and then bring your knee down and stand again. Then you move in to the forward lunge position. You’re going to take the leg that you were standing on. In other words, the leg that do not do the back kick. And you’re going to launch forward with that leg. Again, the forward lunge, you’re going to lunge forward for that leg, try to maintain a 90 degree angle at your knee. It’s very important that you do that, so that you maintain proper positioning. Chest up, head up, abs up still tight. Return to the standing position. Now, when you get this up to full tempo, you’re going to see that you may not return to the standing position. You actually probably will snots spend anytime in the standing position. Let me demonstrate and show you first. So you see, spend very little time in the actual standing position. You actually hop into that forward lunge. I’m Dr. Venus Ramos from Huntington Beach, California. We’ll see you back at Studio for Fitness.