Tips For Knees To Elbows AbsTo do knees to elbows (kte) all you really need is a pull ups bar and some sort of hand protection ideally. Every gym has some version of one and you can also find them in a lot of parks and even playgrounds. 1. Standing below the bar reach up and grab it with a slightly wider than shoulder width grip. 2. If you're a beginner it's a good idea to have someone stand behind you and hold your hips for a bit more added stability. 3. Focus on sucking your belly button in towards your spine and you bring your knees up to your elbows. 4. While you may need to "swing" your legs up for the first one, your goal is not to be swinging back and forth. Knees to elbows will also engage your back and hip flexors, and they do require you have adequate upper body strength and grip. If you're new to the pull ups bar you may want to get a pair of gloves for pull ups to ease some of the friction on your hands. While KTE may look difficult to newbies, it's actually a simple exercise once you've got the basics mastered. Adding new workouts to your routine or experimenting with new exercises is the best way to see those changes you're going for. If you want changes... you have to make changes!
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