Complete guide on High Knees

High Knees

How to do High knees?

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Begin by standing tall with your feet about shoulder-width apart. You should have a slight bend in your knees and bend forward at the waist so you touch your hands to the ground in front of you. Push off of the ground with your hands for momentum and straighten up, raising your knees to hip height while swinging your arms back behind you.

The high knee is best just a few times a week because it’s a hard movement on the body and it does not strengthen any muscles very much.

For an added challenge, place a towel or resistance band around your legs and pull it tight so you have additional resistance. When high knees are part of a workout, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

High knees are generally done outside in the fresh air. But they can be done inside, too. To do them inside, set up an obstacle course in your living room or hallway with various items like chairs, coffee tables, and boxes. Alternate running in place with high knees for about 3 minutes.


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-high knees (sprinting in place)

-trail mix (bird seed, cereal, protein powder)

-juice (1/2 apple, 1/4 cup carrot juice, 1 banana)

-smoothie (1 cup blueberries, ¼ cup soy milk, 2 tbsp protein powder)

-beans (kidney beans, black beans)

-oatmeal (steel cut oats, water)

-oatmeal (1/2 cup oats, 1.25 cups water, pinch of salt)

-pizza dough (flour, yeast packet, sugar, warm water)

-cereal milk (milk that is left over from cereal mixed with remaining cereal)

-oatmeal cookie dough (egg, brown sugar, oats, flour, vanilla, mashed banana)

-oatmeal treats (1 cup oatmeal cooked in water with 1/4 tsp salt and 1 tbsp olive oil. Add 2 eggs and mix.)

-cashew milk

-vegan mayonnaise (soy milk, vinegar, canola oil, Dijon mustard)

-hummus (chickpeas, tahini sauce, garlic, lemon juice, salt)

-almond butter (almonds, sugar, salt)

-coconut water

-fruit leathers (pureed fruit, spread out on a baking sheet and dried in oven)

-fruit roll ups (spread pureed fruit over a mesh screen and dehydrated in an oven or food dehydrator)


The high knee is a great exercise to improve your cardiovascular fitness, burn calories, and increase your metabolic rate. It is also easy to do and can be done anywhere.

Some good recipes that include high knees are trail mix, juice, and a smoothie. All of which include healthy ingredients that will give you energy and help to improve your overall health.

If you are looking for a vegan-friendly mayonnaise, look no further than this recipe that uses soy milk, vinegar, canola oil, and Dijon mustard. It’s easy to make and tastes great on sandwiches or wraps.

High knees are a great exercise to do when you’re short on time because they are very efficient. In just 3 minutes, you can get a good cardio workout. If you have more time, add in some other exercises like squats, lunges, or push-ups.

If you’re looking for a challenging cardio workout that can be completed in a short amount of time, high knees are great. Alternate running in place with high knees for about 3 minutes.

Now that you know all about the benefits of high knees and how to do them correctly, give them a try! You’ll be working your cardiovascular system and getting a great metabolic workout in no time.

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