What is a high knees exercise?


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A high knees exercise is performed by simulating a running movement, moving one knee at a time to waist level at a quick pace. The exercise increases heart rate and burns body fat.

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When performing high knees, place the feet at hip distance apart. Bring one knee to waist level, return, and continue with the opposite leg. Proceed at a pace that can be maintained for up to one minute. As the exercise becomes easier, increase the pace. High knees tone the abs and thighs in addition to increasing heart rate and enhancing balance. The exercise can be performed standing in place or moving forward.

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