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Exercise of the Week – Knee Up Pull Downs

Target Muscles: Primarily heart, but also good for lower body. Adding in hand held weights will also incorporate the upper body.

Knee Ups Pull Down 02 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Start by raising one knee to waist level at the same time as pulling your arms down with your elbows bent to meet the knee, as shown.

Knee Ups Pull Down 03 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Then lower your leg and raise your arms and repeat with the other leg. Continue repeating increasing your speed and heart rate.

An effective cardio, and whole body, exercise that when performed as an interval training exercise (30 secs fast/ 30 secs slow) is something a little different to the usual bike or jogging routine. The good thing is that it can also be performed absolutely anywhere, and the basic exercise doesn’t require any equipment!