Ankle Support

High Knees

High Knees

 This exercise strengthens the muscles of the legs and activates the core. Bauerfeind’s Sports Ankle Support provides stability and compression for top performance, and support during workouts.

 


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. 

  

  1. Stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. face forward and open your chest.
  2. Begin by bringing your right knee toward your chest, slightly above waist level. Simultaneously, swing your left arm up as if you were running.
  3. Quickly lower your right leg and left hand.
  4. Repeat with your left leg and right hand.
  5. Alternate your right and left leg for 30 seconds until the set is complete.

Tip: For a harder cardiovascular workout follow along with variation two and perform the steps at a quicker pace.

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. He is a 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist with a personal best of 93.90 m in the javelin throw. With a passion for fitness, Thomas is showing us some of his favorite exercises designed to strengthen, stabilize and restore motion to your muscles and joints.


 

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 or physical therapy.

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