Lying Elbow to Knee

Lying Elbow To Knee


This exercise involves lying on your back and bringing your opposite elbow to your knee, alternating sides. It targets the abdominal muscles and can help improve core strength and stability.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Lying Elbow to Knee Instructions

  1. Start by lying flat on your back with your arms extended above your head.
  2. Bend your left knee and bring it towards your chest.
  3. At the same time, lift your head and shoulders off the ground and bring your right elbow towards your left knee.
  4. Hold this position for a few seconds, then return to the starting position.
  5. Repeat on the other side, bringing your left elbow towards your right knee while lifting your head and shoulders off the ground.
  6. Continue alternating sides for the desired number of repetitions.

Lying Elbow to Knee Form & Visual

Lying Elbow to Knee

Lying Elbow to Knee Benefits

  • Strengthens glute muscles
  • Improves hip stability
  • Helps prevent lower back pain
  • Can improve posture
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment

Lying Elbow to Knee Muscles Worked

  • Rectus abdominis
  • Obliques
  • Hip flexors

Lying Elbow to Knee Variations & Alternatives

  • lying elbow-to-knee with twist
  • standing elbow-to-knee
  • seated elbow-to-knee
  • plank elbow-to-knee
  • side plank elbow-to-knee
  • reverse plank elbow-to-knee
  • lying bicycle crunches
  • standing bicycle crunches
  • seated bicycle crunches