Everything you need to know
to unlock the kick up
Find out all tips and tricks to learn it the most efficient way
Flexibility: forward fold (bending forward hands to toes).
Balance: standing backbend (on toes, leaning backwards, extending the hips and bringing the knees forward).
Coordination: back roll (rolling backwards onto your neck from a sitting position).
What you should be able to do
These body parts need to get ready
Wrists (you will experience big amount of extension and pressure). Stretch and strengthen them.
Spine (during the kick up you enter a backbend), work on half bridge pose.
Legs (you land in a sissy squat position) warm up your ankles, knees and hips
Energy (you will go from zero to 100 while doing a kick up), make sure you are sweating and ready to go before you start.
Things to avoid
There are 3 main mistakes people do while trying to kick up
Bending the legs
Kicking forward not up
Landing in a squat
If you correct these 3 common mistakes, I guarantee you take a major step towards performing a clean kick up.
The kick up is a great way to start learning acrobatic moves.
No prior knowledge needed
No overhead flips involved
Easy and save progressions to work on
Trains strength, coordination, explosive power
Opens the door for more complex moves
It's a cool move that looks impressive
You can do it every time you stand up
No equipment or sportswear needed
Level of difficulty in the acrobatic world: beginner
Why learn the kick up?
The key to unlock moves:
To master a complex move like the kick up you need to break it down into small single projects.
One of the major steps is the "wavy get up", which you see in this clip. This move helps you to get the hip motion correct.
I created a 2 week training schedule to start working on the kick up. Every day you will be guided through a full workout including warm up, preparation exercises and technique training.
Once you finish the program and did not unlock the kick up, you can start again with day one, picking harder progressions.
This option is always available in the entire app. It makes it possible for you to take on any class, workout or program and chose a progression that fits your level. No matter if you are a beginner or advanced practitioner.
This picture shows an example of the progressions options for a functional workout in the app. You can change the level any time you want, even during the workout.
Learn how to unlock the kick up and get access to the best kick up program on the market.
Having a written training schedule, instructions on technique and progressions, awareness for common mistakes, warm up sequences and personal feedback in the forum.
All these advantages combined in one app makes this single program worth $150. With your subscription you will get the 4 week aerial and the 4 week back handspring program on top for free. As an extra bonus you get several follow along classes, workshops on handstands and cartwheels and acrobatic related quick workouts.
Why not commit learning all of the skills in the app and subscribing for a year to save 4 month of real cash!