How to do Squat with Side Kick

How to Do Squat with Side Kick Exercise Properly

How to do Squat with Side Kick

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This exercise is similar to the narrow squat with a sidekick, only that you have to keep your feet wide apart while performing it.

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Major Muscles Worked

  • Gluteal Muscles
  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings

Other Muscles Worked

  • Adductors
  • Lower Back
  • Hip Flexors

Squat with Side Kick Guide

  • Standing straight with feet shoulder-width apart and pointing outwards, get into a squat position.
  • Hold for a few seconds then get back up and raise your right leg and so a sidekick.
  • Do 15 to 20 reps of the exercise as you alternate your legs. You can do more than 20 reps as per your workout plan or at your own discretion.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep the leg you’re kicking sideways straight and raise it as high as flexibility allows.
  • Squat until your thighs are parallel to the floor or lower before rising. 
  • Keep your back straight when squatting.

How to do Squat with Side Kick

Benefits of the Squat with Side Kick

You can perform this exercise anywhere without weights or any equipment.

Other than strengthening your legs and glutes, this unique exercise improves your inner thigh flexibility.

This exercise can massively boost your cardiovascular endurance when performed at a fast pace.