Plank Knee to Elbow

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The plank knee to elbow is a beginner level core exercise that targets the abs and obliques.


Picture of Obliques


Many people put a lot of focus on working their abs but forget their surrounding neighbors; the oblique muscles. Obliques serve as stabilizers, and are used in almost every physical activity. Exercising your obliques should be a very important part of your workout program.

Picture of Abdominals


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.

Exercise Instructions

plank knee to elbow - step 1

Step 1

Start in a plank position with your hands underneath your shoulders and your back flat.

plank knee to elbow - step 2

Step 2

Pull your knee up to your elbow and fully contact your obliques.

plank knee to elbow - step 3

Step 3

Alternate sides.