High Knees

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The high knees workout is a great cardio, warm-up or cool down workout.

This exercise is a form exercise that primarily developed for strength and endurance of the hip flexors ( the muscles that lift the knees) and helps prevent injury in the running stride.

The workout can also develop strength and endurance of the quads, and this exercise helps stretches the hip extensors which include the gluteal muscles. 

This workout benefits to a longer stride and faster more efficient running.

High knees is ideal for before or after a main workout or as part of a series of form drills repeated several times as part of the main workout. 

Because exercise demands a lot of coordination please follow the step by step instructions below.

How to do the High Knees

1. Starting position stand up straight with your arms at your sides 

2. Take off and land on the balls of the feet.

3  Bring the thighs as close to parallel with the ground as possible, but not higher than parallel.

4. Avoid any backward kicking motion.

5 Look straight ahead while maintaining a tall, stable posture.

6 Swing the arms from shoulders, in sync with the opposite leg, and without any side-to-side movement. Keep the elbows bent with the hands passing the body near the hips.

Here is an easier version of this high knees.

Watch the video below to make sure you are doing this exercise correctly

Are you looking for more cardio workout checkout my aerobics exercise page for some more exercises.

Below is a great 34 minutes HIIT Cardio and Abs Workout that will include the high knees exercise.

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