How to do Side to Side Knee Lifts

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Low

Target Body Parts: abs


Start standing with your feet at shoulder width and your arms by your sides. Then turn slightly to your right as you lift your right knee up towards your right shoulder. Tense your abs and obliques to lift the knee up as high as you can. Place your right foot back down and turn slightly to your left as your lift your left knee up towards your left shoulder. This is one complete cycle. Repeat for the duration of the exercise.

Aim to keep standing straight and upright so that it is your knee moving up, not your shoulder dropping down to meet your knee.

How to make Side to Side Knee Lifts easier

Work up to this exercise using our Marching in Place movement.

How to make Side to Side Knee Lifts more challenging

Increase the intensity by adding in a small jump hop on the standing leg as your lift the opposite knee up. Also have a go at our Steam Engine and Wide Squat exercises.

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