Finish the year strong with 30 days of high knees! Why high knees? This high-intensity cardio exercise will torch some major calories as it engages your core and targets your obliques. This move also works the entire bottom half of your body, including your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves. The arms and shoulders even get in on the action as you pump your arms! 

 

To perform high knees, run in place and drive your knees up as high as you can while pumping your arms. Once you’ve got the form down, speed it up! This is a heart-pumping move designed to challenge and strengthen your cardiovascular endurance. If you need a lower-impact alternative, you can keep one foot on the floor; you’ll still enjoy the benefits. Make sure to drive your knees up each time and keep your abs engaged.  

 

 

December Fitness Challenge: High Knees