How to kick higher?

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  1. Socrates

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    How does someone train their legs to kick much higher?

    I am assuming just stretching your legs out and practicing kicking would do it?
     
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    Thats one way to do it...alot of it has to do with your hips being too tight. For example if you can do the splits you'll have an easier time kicking high. Dynamic stretching helps a bit as well, but relaxed and other kinds of stretching are just as important.
     
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    All about the flexibility.
     
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    relaxed stretching first, then with tension. do both kinds of splits (side and middle). do stretch up kicks to loosen the hamstrings. practice your kicks about a million times.

    I dunno if this attatchment will work right, I just came back to the board, but this is me at about 19.


     
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    That is really impressive. If I want to kick higher, should I do those stretches everyday? Or can I overexert them?
     
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    I dunno I developed the ability over about a year's time. Your body should tell you how much pushing yourself is OK. Don't let yourself get comfortable until you are at your desired amount of stretch, but let yourself reach that point gradually; don't force it. If you work for it, it'll come.
     
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    I have trained in several martial arts for quite sometime and I always found that easiest way to improve your kicking height is simply practice kicks, and stretch. Stretch not only your legs, but also your groin, hips, glutes, and sides of abs. A combination of both intensive stretches and a lot of kicking practice will get you there.
     
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    stretching is one thing, flexibility is another.

    So yeah, you've gotta be pretty flexible.
     
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    3 or 7
     
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    hes right. posts 3 and 7.
    practice and flexibility.
     
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    are you in martial arts or sumpin(serious, not trying to be a dick). cuz if you wanna become an all around better fighter, there is a very slim chance that in a real world fight you will get the chance to kick someone in the face if thats what you are after. if you are lifting at the same time that can be deleterious to your flexability goals. ive lost about 20% of my flexability in the last few weeks:hs:
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    ohh, fancy word...i like that one
    :big grin:
     
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    Yeah, actually. I grew up wrestling with my older brother, then wrestled in high school a bit. Took some boxing lessons at a gym for a few months, but gave it up pretty quick. I joined up with a MMA training gym (Springfield Fight Club) a couple months back and have been into it ever since. Going to jail for fighting directly after turning 17 got old REAL fast, and I have always been pretty addicted to fighting sports.

    I'm going to work on getting my martial arts belts through the military (easy to do at the Reserve Center here), and was going to continue training at the MMA gym and hopefully get set up with some good fights. A few of the guys travel around and fight, so I think it will be good teaching.

    The reason I want to get better at kicking now is because my friends set me up fights with guys from other towns or other guys for $50 a fight, and I can't get over the adrenaline rush from the fight. My kicks are weak, and when I kick someone in the head, it usually isn't very powerful.

    I figure I shouldn't do too much leg weight training.
     
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    Dang you seriously knew what was going on there.
     
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    As long as you continue to train your flexibility separately, leg weight training is fine, how do you expect to kick hard with weak legs?

    look at cro cop, he ktfo'd so many people with his tree trunk legs... you gotta weight train, just continue to practice your high kicks too!
     
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    I'll make sure to do that then!
     
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    How often/ what kind of stretching do you do?


    Flexibility isn't set in stone, you can change it. There are shitloads of exercises you can do to increase flexibility, especially for legs...your #1 problem is probably your hips being too tight. How far can you go down into the splits? Being able to do the splits isn't necessary for good kicking but it will make it easier.
     
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    I should make a pictoral stretch guide ;)
     
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    nice links
     
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    right click, save link as.
     
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    that makes more sense, shit i fight for free fairly regularly (not set up in advance tho), wish i could get $50 2 do it:hs:
     
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