Cheryl Cullina shows how to set up a basic cardio kickboxing exercise program, and how to do the front kick
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Cheryl Cullina: Hi, I'm Cheryl Cullina and I'm a cardio kickboxing instructor. This video is all about basic cardio kickboxing techniques and I would like to demonstrate a front kick for you. We will set this up, be in a front combat stance, arms in guard, and let's talk about that front kick for a second. First thing you want to think about is lifting the knee so that the top of the leg is parallel to the floor, and the bottom part of the leg is perpendicular to the floor in a vertical fashion. As you lift the knee, it pushes towards your target, not into your chest. Important range there, keep your back safe. We're leaning back, strengthening through the core to hold that back steady. Now, as we progress from the knee lift into the front kick, there are four phases. Once again, phase one; the knee lift, and then a push with the bottom of your foot, the sole of your foot. That's where we're pushing; it's like slamming a door shut. Your leg at the beginner level, parallel to the floor, you retract back into the knee position and then reset. Just try it on the other leg. Knee lifts, follow the foot presses forward, notice I'm leaning back, holding the core stability, putting that knee back and resetting. That's our front kick, lets move on.