Knee Raise

Knee Raise


This exercise involves lifting one knee up towards the chest while standing in place. It can be done as a warm-up or as part of a cardio workout to increase heart rate and engage the core and leg muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Knee Raise Instructions

  1. Stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Place your hands on your hips or extend them out in front of you.
  3. Lift your right knee up towards your chest while keeping your left foot firmly planted on the ground.
  4. Lower your right leg back down to the starting position.
  5. Repeat the movement with your left leg.
  6. Continue alternating legs for the desired number of repetitions.

Knee Raise Form & Visual

Knee Raise

Knee Raise Benefits

  • Strengthens glutes and hamstrings
  • Improves hip mobility and stability
  • Helps to prevent lower back pain
  • Can be done with minimal equipment
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels

Knee Raise Muscles Worked

  • Rectus abdominis
  • Obliques
  • Hip flexors

Knee Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • High knee raise
  • Low knee raise
  • Alternating knee raise
  • Oblique knee raise
  • Reverse knee raise
  • Single-leg knee raise
  • Weighted knee raise
  • Standing knee raise
  • Seated knee raise