Outdoor High Knee Skipping

Beginner Level of Difficulty

High knee skipping is a lower body conditioning exercise that targets the calves and hamstrings.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Calves

Calves

Calves (calf muscles) influence the ankles and contribute to overall ankle strength. Strengthening your calf muscles will help your balance and performing movements such as running, walking and jumping.

Picture of Hamstrings

Hamstrings

The hamstrings play a crucial role in many daily activities, such as, running, jumping, walking and cycling. Strengthening your hamstring muscles help to protect your knees from injury by absorbing the stress placed on the knee. Weak hamstrings can lead to knee injury.

Exercise Instructions


outdoor high knee skipping - step 1

Step 1

Start skipping and jog on the spot.

outdoor high knee skipping - step 2

Step 2

Keep jogging on the spot and start pulling your knees up as high as you can.

outdoor high knee skipping - step 3

Step 3

Keep your knees above your hips for as long as you can.