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Preventing Imbalances From Sports Kicking?


Hello all,

I hope this is the right forum for this, I'm kind of new here so please forgive me if it's not. After a quick google search on the forums, I couldn't find anything related, so I figured I'd start something new.

Basically, I want to up my kicking practice for rugby and have visions of having a massive set of quads on my dominant leg and having a massive glute and set of hamstrings on my non-dominant leg (planting leg). I read an article by Bret Contreras called, "How to Fix Glute Imbalances" and got a few great ideas about firing up the glutes, so now I'm just wondering what ideas people have for maintaining/developing balance in the quads?

Have any soccer, football, or rugby players rehabbed or prehabbed this kind of stuff?


The quads on your nonkicking leg will get plenty of work holding your plant leg straight while you kick with the other, so I wouldn't worry so much about that. I'd focus on activating the glutes of your kicking leg.


Thanks Mike, that sounds like a good plan