These expert tips will help you perform the exercise perfectly
The most important aspect of exercise is doing things the right way. Performing exercises in the wrong direction can often cause injury. And, some exercises in a routine can be more difficult than others. Fitness trainer Kayla Itsines talked about one of these exercises in her latest Instagram video. She performed the “kneel to stand” exercise this time for her viewers. In the video, you can first see Kayla trying to perform it, but admits it’s hard to figure out. She then shows the correct way to do it. In the caption, she explained that the exercise sounds simple enough, but it can feel like a puzzle at first when trying to figure out which knee goes where and when.
Further in the caption, she laid out the entire process of performing this exercise as a step-by-step guide for viewers.
Ways to perform the Kneel to Knee Up exercise according to Kayla Itsines:
1) Kneel on the floor and bring one leg in first, and on that same side bring your elbow up. So if your right leg rises, so does your right elbow.
2) Practice a few lateral crunch movements, bringing your elbow to the opposite side of your body.
3) Get up strong with your kneeling leg, engage your glutes and bring that other knee up to your elbow. Make sure to rotate your torso to bring that elbow to your knee.
4) You can then begin to alternate between the two sides, returning to the original kneeling position and starting over.
Kayla said she liked to keep changing the position of her hands when she got into the starting position, so she would know which side to kneel on.
She told her viewers that practice is the only path to perfection. She said, “Keep training slowly to get it right, and I know you’ll be crushing those reps in no time.”
Read Kayla’s detailed note here:
Prior to that, she shared another video on Instagram where she showed some exercises that would help viewers burn belly fat. In this video, she says that this is a perfect exercise program with minimal equipment and can be performed at home.
She also showed off five of her favorite abdominal exercises including Flutters, Russian Twist, Alternating Jackknife, Side Plank & Oblique Crunch, and X Mountain Climbers. She told viewers that these exercises can be done in 30 seconds and repeat the cycle after that.
Since you now have a step-by-step guide to performing the Kneel to Knee Up routine, what are you waiting for? Start moving to get fitter.
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