Standing Alternating Knee to Elbow Crunches – Martial Arts Strength Exercise
This page looks at the strength training exercise known as Standing Alternating Knee to Elbow Crunches (or Standing Opposite Knee to Elbow Crunches). This advanced crunch is a martial arts exercise used in order to build up core strength. This exercise will also improve rotational “torquing” power and thus help martial arts kicking power, punching power and grappling techniques.
Standing crunches will also help to add greater variety to a person’s core workout versus just using traditional (lying down) crunches.
All and exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For additional core exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training section.
Instructional Video for Standing Alternating Knee To Elbow Crunches