Elbow To Knee Twists Exercise Guide

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Elbow To Knee Twists is a bodyweight exercise that works your deltoids, obliques and side deltoids.

Elbow To Knee Twists is a great moderate move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your core, shoulders, upper body and waist.

It requires no equipment to do.

Elbow To Knee Twists

How to do Elbow To Knee Twists

Exercise

Stand tall with your elbows bent and hands up at your sides. Draw your left leg up while you twist your upper body and elbows right. Return and repeat, alternating sides.

Illustrated Guide

Learn how to do elbow to knee twists from this step-by-step illustrations:

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Muscles Worked

The muscles used for elbow to knee twists may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for elbow to knee twists are:

Primary Muscles

  • Deltoids
  • Obliques
  • Side Deltoids

Synergyst Muscles

  • Splenius
  • Upper Pecs

Frequently Asked Questions

What muscles does Elbow To Knee Twists work?
Elbow To Knee Twists works deltoids, obliques, side deltoids.
What is Elbow To Knee Twists good for?
Elbow To Knee Twists is beneficial for conditioning and to strengthen. It works the best for core, shoulders, upper body and waist, as it works deltoids, obliques, side deltoids. Elbow To Knee Twists is a great bodyweight exercise for men, men over 50, women and women over 50.
Is Elbow To Knee Twists a good exercise?
Elbow To Knee Twists is a popular bodyweight exercise for deltoids, obliques, side deltoids.

Training, Progressions and Regressions

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Elbow To Knee Twists Training and Progressions

Standards and Averages

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Alternatives

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Variations

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Classification

Type(s) Bodyweight, Calisthenic, Strength, Warm Up
Muscles Worked Deltoids, Obliques, Splenius, Posterior Deltoids, Pectoralis Major
Difficulty Level(s) Moderate
Equipment No Equipment
Location At Gym, At Home, Outdoor
Major Exercise Russian Twist

Muscles Worked

Target muscle(s) Deltoids, Obliques, Side Deltoids
Synergyst muscle(s) Splenius, Upper Pecs

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