Knee Touch Crunch
This exercise involves lying on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. You then lift your shoulders off the ground and touch your right knee with your left elbow, then switch and touch your left knee with your right elbow. This movement targets the abs and obliques.
Knee Touch Crunch Instructions
- Start by lying flat on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground.
- Place your hands behind your head, with your elbows pointing out to the sides.
- Engage your core muscles and lift your shoulders off the ground, bringing your chest towards your knees.
- At the same time, lift your right knee towards your chest and reach your left elbow towards your right knee.
- Hold for a few seconds, then lower your shoulder and leg back down to the starting position.
- Repeat the movement, this time lifting your left knee towards your chest and reaching your right elbow towards your left knee.
- Continue alternating sides for the desired number of repetitions.
Knee Touch Crunch Form & Visual
Knee Touch Crunch Benefits
- Targets the abdominal muscles, specifically the rectus abdominis and obliques
- Improves core strength and stability
- Increases flexibility in the lower back and hips
- Can be modified for different fitness levels by adjusting the range of motion or adding weights
- Can be done anywhere without equipment
Knee Touch Crunch Muscles Worked
- Rectus abdominis
- Hip flexors
Knee Touch Crunch Variations & Alternatives
- Reverse Crunch
- Oblique Crunch
- Plank Knee-to-Elbow
- Side Plank Hip Dips
- Russian Twist