Hands on Knees Better for Catching Your Breath than Hands on Head TLDR Resting your hands on your knees when tired from exercise is better for heart rate recovery than resting them on your head. Even better is to lay down. Sign up for ideas to extend your healthspan "Healthspan is the period of life spent in good health, free from the chronic diseases and disabilities of aging." Name Email Subscribe You have subscribed successfully! Some error occured Please fill all the required * fields.