Knees to Elbows

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This is Dr. Ryan Hewitt. Notice in the video that he’s wearing a weighted vest – he’s a wellness warrior and functional training stud (he was a team finalist at the 2011 Crossfit Games in Los Angeles).

Don’t worry if you can’t get your knees all the way up to your elbows – keep trying, the core work is fantastic as well as keeping your shoulders strong and healthy through the extended range-of-motion.

  • Grasp a pull up bar overhead with an overhand grip just outside your shoulders.
  • Engage your shoulders by tightening your shoulder girdle to avoid stress on your joints.
  • From a hanging position approximate your knees to your elbows while bringing your butt up in the air until your back is parallel to the floor.
  • Return to the hanging position and repeat.
Here is a great video from Dr Paul, at age 54, who went to the Crossfit Games in his mind, doing knees to elbows in a workout.

Side note: Mastering knees to elbows is how you get abs like this. Just sayin.

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