Exercise How To:

Flutter Kicks


Muscles Worked: Abdominal muscles, back muscles, quadriceps, hip flexors.

Starting Position: Lay with your back flat on a floor mat or carpet. Place your hands under your glutes with your palms down. Point your toes.

Action: Lift both feet 2 to 3 inches off the ground. Move one leg down 2 to 3 inches while you move the other leg up 2 to 3 inches.

Return to the starting position.

Move the opposite leg up 2 to 3 inches and the other leg down 2 to 3 inches. Perform the determined number of repetitions.

Muscles Worked

Abdominal MusclesLatissimus Dorsi MusclesQuadricepsHip Flexors

More Exercises Requiring No Equipment

Ab Twist
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Lunges: Body Weight Only
Push Ups: Body Weight Only
Squat with Calf Raise: Body Weight Only
Squats: Body Weight Only
Glute Kickbacks
Jog in Place
Modified Pushup
Pilates Crunch
Pilates Crunch with 45-Degree Hold
Side Seated Leg Lifts
Triceps Dips
Wall Sits


Tips for Flutter Kicks:

1. Maintain a regular breathing pattern during this exercise. Do not hold your breath.

2. Slightly raise your upper body to further isolate your abdominal muscles.