High Knee Run

High Knee Run


This exercise involves running in place while lifting your knees up high towards your chest. It is a cardio exercise that helps to improve leg strength, endurance, and overall fitness.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

High Knee Run Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Lift your right knee up towards your chest while simultaneously lifting your left arm up towards the sky.
  3. Lower your right leg and left arm back down to the starting position.
  4. Repeat the movement with your left knee and right arm.
  5. Continue alternating legs and arms, moving quickly to create a running motion.
  6. Try to bring your knees up as high as possible while maintaining good form.
  7. Perform the exercise for 30-60 seconds, or as long as you can maintain proper form.

High Knee Run Form & Visual

High Knee Run

High Knee Run Benefits

  • Improves cardiovascular endurance
  • Increases leg strength and power
  • Improves coordination and balance
  • Engages core muscles for stability
  • Burns calories and aids in weight loss
  • Can be done anywhere with no equipment needed

High Knee Run Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Calf muscles
  • Abdominals

High Knee Run Variations & Alternatives

  • High Knee March
  • High Knee Skip
  • High Knee Sprint
  • High Knee Jog
  • High Knee Butt Kick