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Old 07-26-2009, 08:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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In desperate need of help about high kicks!!

Basically it sounds strange but say if i put my leg on somebodys shoulder then they stand up so my leg is pointing upwards, then my leg is quite flexible however for some reason when i try to do high kicks i literally cannot raise my leg half the height that i would be able to if somebody helped, each time i go to kick high my leg doesnt go straight and i end up losing balance no matter how i turn my foot, i have the correct technique in balance however for some reason i just cant high kick or get my leg high at all!!!!

SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!

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Old 07-26-2009, 02:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well are you stretching regularly? and if so do you stretch primarily your hams and quads or do you also get a good stretch on your inner thighs?
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Watch your foot orientation. It's a lot harder to get the legs up there if your calves are stretched, so that you can kick with the ball of your foot.

As the other poster said, stretch your hams and quads. And your calves. And... your hip adductors, as well. You don't just want to be able to do a high front kick, you want a high roundhouse as well. Do some side-splits.
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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its a diffrent movement think of doing the splits with one leg forward and one back thats probably what you have no problem with but doing the splits left leg to the left and then right leg to the right, try and stretch the second one more.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ok i will try that then cheers!

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