Welcome to Master the Move. In this new series, we will focus on one specific exercise at time to break it down for you to learn it a little better for your next HIIT workout. Flutter kicks primarily work the lower abs as well as the quads. They are simple, quick flutter-like movements that are perfect to any workout! How to:
- Start by lying flat on your back on a mat with your arms by your sides and your palms down. You may raise your shoulder blades upward for more of a challenge of lay flat.
- Extend your legs fully out with a slight bend in your knees.
- Lift your heels about 3-6 inches off the floor.
- Make small, rapid up and down scissor-like motions with your legs. The key is to focus on having your midsection do all the work and to keep your abs constantly contracted throughout the exercise.