Challenge 17 - High Knees

Are you ready for the next Davies Sports Personal Challenge? Challenge #17 is High Knees. Start by standing up with your feet shoulder width apart. Jog on the spot bringing your knees up in line with your hip. Use your hands to make sure your bringing your knees high enough and make sure to be fast on your feet.

What are the benefits?

  • Develop

Practicing exercises such as High Knees can help to improve stamina and agility whilst raising the heart beat.

  • Refocus

Short bursts of physical activity help to refocus distracted minds. The challenge gets the whole class moving together for 60 seconds and then return to the lesson focused and re-energized ready to learn. 

Is High Knees too easy? If you’re looking to increase the challenge why not try a different variation:

  • Start by doing a Burpee and do 3 in a row. When you jump up from the last Burpee, do high knees for 10 seconds. Repeat this for 60 seconds. How many reps can you do?

What is the 60 Second Challenge?

Being physically active every day is essential for a child’s growth and development. The aim of the Personal Challenge is to get children moving by challenging them to complete an exercise in 60 seconds. Although, it might be difficult to fit activity in around the school day, these simple ideas can give children that extra boost of activity and get everyone moving together. 

These challenges only take 60 seconds to complete, require little-to-no equipment and contribute to improving overall fitness. Simply stand up from the desk and get moving. Set the challenge at the beginning of the week and repeat each day. Get the children to note down how many high knees they can do. Try to motivate the children to beat their score the next day. At the end of the week everyone can review their scores to see how they have done. Have they improved? We have created a Personal Tracker to make this simple, don’t forget to download yours here.

Make sure to keep up with our latest personal challenge, follow us on Twitter @DaviesSportsUK to find the latest challenge every Monday. Tweet us using the hashtag #DSPersonalChallenge and let us know how you get on.