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Plank with Knee to Elbow (on Hands)

by Keli Roberts

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This plank progression trains the abdominals to stabilize the position of the spine, as well as dynamically rotate through the pelvis. Start with a couple of paper plates underneath your feet. Assume a plank position on your hands. From here, take the knee towards the opposite elbow, twisting your hips and then coming back to the plank and then alternating from side to side. In order to progress this, take both knees towards the elbow and back out and then go to the other side. This really works the obliques, the transverse, and all of the muscles in the whole of the core.

About the Presenter

Keli Roberts

Keli Roberts IDEA Author/Presenter

Keli Roberts?is a specialized tier-three personal trainer at Equinox in Pasadena, California. She is a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling and Gliding?, a Kettlebell® Concepts-sponsored athlete and is on the BOSU® development team. Keli is also known for her award-winning videos, books and training seminars. She is a spokesperson for ACE, a 2007 inductee to the National Fitness Hall of Fame and was awarded the 2003 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award.