Standing Opposite Knee To Elbow Exercise – Martial Arts Strength Exercise
This page looks at the strength training exercise known as the Standing Opposite Knee To Elbow Exercise. This core exercise works primarily on abs and obliques. Secondarily, it will help hips and legs. Strengthening abs and obliques can help to improve rotational power (“torquing” power) and thus enhance martial arts grappling, kicking and punching strength.
In this body weight core exercise, a person will lock their hands behind their head and bring their knees up towards their opposite elbow (i.e. left knee to right elbow).
All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor to ensure the proper technique is being utilized and to avoid potential injuries. For more exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training section.
Instructional Video for the Standing Opposite Knee To Elbow Exercise