How To Do High Knees Exercise
Learn How To Do High Knees Exercise With These Simple Steps
Are you struggling with your high knees exercise? Follow these simple steps to learn the most effective way of how to do high knees exercise and start feeling the benefits.
High knees is a great exercise which can be done at home or at the gym and by any fitness level. It is basically running on the spot but bringing your knees high up to your chest and at a steady pace.
This exercise improves your cardio fitness levels as it really gets you working up a sweat if you complete the exercise even for a short period of time.
If you are looking for a great lower body workout then the high knee exercise will do the job. Short sharp blasts of 30 seconds to 60 seconds 2 or 3 times a day will give you a great cardio workout, help you lose weight and get healthier.
Benefits of High Knees
Great cardio exercise to get the heart pumping if performed regularly it will improve flexibility and power in the lower limbs.
Muscle Groups Worked:
Quadriceps, gastrocnemius, soleus, gluteus maximus, rectus abdominis, hamstrings, abductors, adductors, tibialis anterior.
High Knees Variation
Instead of jumping from one foot to the other at a fast pace just lift one leg up to hip height then return that to the ground and lift the opposite leg.
Step by Step Guide:
- Stand straight with the feet hip width apart, looking straight ahead and arms hanging down by your side
- Jump from one foot to the other at the same time lifting your knees as high as possible, hip height is advisable
- The arms should be following the motion
- Touch the ground with the balls of your feet
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