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Landmine Stand Up High Knee

Landmine Stand Up High Knee

The Landmine Stand Up High Knee is a dynamic exercise that combines full-body strength and cardiovascular endurance. By incorporating explosive movements and core stabilization, this exercise effectively challenges multiple muscle groups simultaneously. To perform the Landmine Stand Up High Knee, you'll need a landmine attachment secured to the floor or a landmine base. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, facing the landmine. Place one end of a barbell into the landmine, holding the other end with both hands at chest level. Begin by bending your knees and lowering into a squat position, keeping your chest lifted and core engaged. Next, explosively push through your legs, extending your hips, and simultaneously lift your right knee towards your chest. Your left arm should also drive upwards, mimicking a running motion. As you lower your right leg back down, immediately repeat the movement with your left leg, bringing your left knee towards your chest while driving your right arm upwards. Continue alternating legs in a controlled and fluid motion, aiming for a fast pace while maintaining proper form. The Landmine Stand Up High Knee increases lower body strength, especially in the quadriceps, glutes, and calves. It also engages the core muscles, including the abdominals and obliques, for stability and balance. Additionally, due to the explosive nature of the exercise, it raises your heart rate, contributing to improved cardiovascular endurance. Remember to start with a weight that you can handle safely and progressively increase as you become stronger and more confident. Incorporate this exercise into your overall workout routine to add variety and challenge your body in different ways, helping you achieve your fitness goals efficiently.


  • Start by attaching a landmine barbell attachment to a barbell.
  • Position the barbell in a landmine anchor or securely place it in a corner.
  • Stand facing the barbell with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Grasp the barbell with both hands, palms facing inwards, and lift it to shoulder height.
  • Engage your core and maintain an upright posture throughout the exercise.
  • Begin by lifting one knee up towards your chest in a marching motion.
  • Simultaneously, press the landmine barbell up and away from your body, extending your arms fully.
  • Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, squeezing your abs.
  • Lower your raised knee back down while slowly returning the barbell to the starting position.
  • Repeat the movement on the opposite side, lifting the other knee up.
  • Continue alternating knees and performing controlled repetitions for the desired number of sets.
  • Remember to breathe steadily throughout the exercise and maintain proper form.

Tips & Tricks

  • Maintain a strong core throughout the exercise to prevent excessive movement in the lower back.
  • Engage the glutes and quadriceps to drive the movement and lift the knee towards the chest.
  • Control the weight and movement to avoid swinging or jerking motions.
  • Inhale during the eccentric phase (lowering the weight) and exhale during the concentric phase (lifting the weight).
  • Start with lighter weights and gradually increase the resistance as you develop proper form and strength.
  • Maintain a steady tempo throughout the exercise to maximize the effectiveness of the movement.
  • Avoid slouching or rounding the shoulders. Keep them pulled back and down for better posture.
  • Warm up adequately before performing this exercise to prepare the muscles and prevent injuries.
  • Ensure proper foot and ankle alignment to maintain stability and prevent strain.
  • Include this exercise as part of a well-rounded workout routine that targets multiple muscle groups for overall strength and development.

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