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Walking Knee Hugs

Walking knee hugs are a variation to walking high kicks and walking high knees. This 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.

Instructions

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    Stand tall with your legs straight and arms hanging at your sides.
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    Kick one knee up, bringing it as high as comfortable. Grasp it with both hands and gently pull it up slightly higher, hugging it to the body. Slowly lower to repeat with the opposite side. Each step should move you forward slightly.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid leaning too far forward during the exercise. Keep your chest up and shoulders pulled back during the entire movement.
  • Try to keep the supporting leg completely straight during the exercise.