How To Do Knee Tucks

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

Chris Freytag demonstrating Knee Tucks Cardio Exercise

Knee tucks are a killer way to strengthen your legs, flatten your belly and get some fast, intense cardio benefits. While knee tucks fire up the entire leg and the glutes, they especially work the core. As long as you’re comfortable with plyometric exercise, which uses something called “jump training” where your body leaves the ground through a “spring-like” sensation, this exercise is awesome for you! They take practice, but once you’ve learned how to do Knee Tucks you’ll be able to quickly kill calories and burn belly fat!

Knee tucks require total body power to lift your bodyweight off the ground. Anytime you’re multi-tasking muscle groups in a workout, you’re effectively burning more calories than doing just single muscle groups. We love the knee tucks because, in addition to cardio, you’re really getting a chance to tone the lower body at the same time.

Before you get started, here are some quick tips to perfect your knee tucks: use your hands to increase momentum, make sure you have a smooth surface to jump on and always warm up your body before attempting a knee tuck. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t jump very high right away. The more you practice them, the higher you will get!

Here are the steps to performing Knee Tucks:

1) Stand with feet hip width apart and knees bent.

2) Jump up and pull knees toward the chest.

3) Land both feet together softly and with knees slightly bent. Repeat.

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