Flutter Kicks: Lie on your back with your legs together and extended out straight. Place your hands under your bottom. This takes strain off of your lower back. Contract your abs and keep them tight throughout the exercise. Lift your legs off the ground about 6 inches. Lift your head and shoulders slightly off the ground. This will bring your upper abs into the exercise. Now start flutter kicking. Raise one leg up a few inches and bring it back to the starting position. While it is on its way down raise the other leg up. Count each repetition on your left leg only.
I had an instructor in my Field Medical Service School that would make us do flutter kicks for EVER! The thing is – he couldn’t make us do them continuously unless he could also do them continuously. Yet, we would be laying in the dirt, doing flutter kicks for 20 minutes or more. I hate flutter kicks…but I also appreciate what they do for my body. *sigh*
Hell. On. Earth.