Knees to Elbows

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The knees to elbows exercise is one of the most challenging and one of the most effective core exercises you can do.


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The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.

Equipment Used

Picture of Pull Up Bar

Pull Up Bar

A pull-up bar is a straight steel bar that mounts on a wall, door frame, squat rack or cable machine. It is one of oldest and most effective strength tools and is used to target the latissimus dorsi muscle (lats) along with the rhomboids, shoulders and biceps.

Exercise Instructions

knees to elbows - step 1

Step 1

Hang on a pull-up bar with your hands a little wider than shoulder width apart.

knees to elbows - step 2

Step 2

Pull your knees up and touch them to your elbows.

knees to elbows - step 3

Step 3

Lower yourself back to the starting position using full control.