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Step by Step - Cardio Exercises for Home Workouts

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Updated June 18, 2014

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Jogging with High Knees
Step by Step - Cardio Exercises for Home Workouts

High Knee Jog

Paige Waehner

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Jogging in place is great, but if you want to add intensity, try lifting the knees high as you run. Your heart rate will thank you.

  1. While jogging in place, lift the knees high each time you jog.
  2. Try lifting the knees to hip level if you can, keeping the core tight to protect the back.
  3. To make it even harder, hold the hands at hip level and try to touch your knees to your hands each time you jog. Bring the knees up towards the hands, rather than bringing the hands down to the knees.
  4. You can also add intensity by pushing the arms overhead.
  5. Repeat for 30 seconds to as many minutes as you can. You can also do this exercise in a cardio circuit.

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