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Don’t let the simplicity of this movement fool you: high knees can be a high-intensity cardiovascular exercise. Performing high knees gets your blood pumping while activating your core and strengthening your legs. Learning how to do high knees will fire up the entire leg, strengthen hip flexors, improve coordination and flexibility in the lower body and increase momentum in your stride. Bauerfeind’s Sports Ankle Support provides support and compression for better performance during workouts.
- Stand tall with your feet about hip-to-shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
- Looking straight ahead, open your chest, and engage your core muscles.
- Begin by bringing your right knee toward your chest, slightly above waist level. Simultaneously, move your left hand up in a pumping motion.
- Quickly lower your right leg and left hand.
- Repeat with your left leg and right hand.
- Alternate your right and left leg for the desired time.
Primary muscles: Glutes and Legs
Secondary muscles: Hip Flexor, Hamstrings and Core
About Olympic Gold Medalist Thomas Roehler:
Thomas Roehler is a professional track and field athlete competing in javelin throw. He is a 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist with a personal best of 93.90 m. With a passion about fitness Thomas is showing us some of his favorite exercises to start the year with healthy habits and achieve your goals whether you are just getting started or have been working out for a long time.
This information is provided for general information purposes and should not be relied on as a substitute for medical advice, evaluation or care from a qualified and licensed health care provider. The information contained here is not to be considered a plan of care of physical therapy.