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.