Walking High Knees

Walking high knees are a variation to walking high kicks. The exercise will improve hip mobility while increasing flexibility in the glutes and hamstrings. This exercise works well as a warm-up before any physical activity.


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    Stand tall with your legs straight and arms hanging at your sides.
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    Bring one knee up as high as is comfortable. Slowly lower to repeat with the opposite side so that each step takes you forward.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid leaning too far forward during the exercise. Keep your chest up and shoulders pulled back during the entire movement.
  • Do not jam the knee up as high as possible. Keep your stomach tight and raise your leg only as high as comfortable.
  • Try to keep the supporting knee completely straight during the exercise.