Knee Hug

See how to do knee hugs with SHOCK Personal Trainer Ashley Steele!

How to Knee Hug

Exercise Families: Warm Up

Equipment: Bodyweight

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Stand in good posture, arms at the sides, and lift the left foot off the ground. Grab below the left knee with your hands and pull the knee to your chest while straightening the right leg.

  2. Hold for 1 to 2 seconds, release the left knee, and repeat the movement with the right leg. Be sure to stand tall through the chest and contract the glute of the standing leg. Continue the knee hugs for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  3. Knee hugs are a great exercise used as a dynamic stretch or warm-up for the lower body. You should feel a stretch in your glutes, hamstrings, and hip flexors. 

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