In this drill, elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon explains how to execute high knees. Start by standing with good posture and your shoulders relaxed. Begin by lightly running in place, bringing your lead leg up to 90 degrees, with your foot up in dorsiflexion. Find rhythm in your stationary running, check your arm carry, maintain loose shoulders. Once you have the rhythm, shift your center of balance forward, creating momentum. As you progress, you can increase the rate of motion up to a fast but relaxed effort. Make sure to land on your mid foot to the ball of your foot.
Next up in the series, we'll focus on Ham Kicks.
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