If you’re trying to improve your fitness or just your abs, kneeling exercises can be a great addition to your workout. Each core exercise in the list can be added straight into your workout routine.
The two kneeling positions, tall kneeling and half kneeling are an excellent addition into any functional strength training routine. They offer a wide variety of core movement patterns and therefor a wide variety of movement. This can add variety into your training resulting in achieving new challenging positions like the Half Kneeling KB Windmill, and also help with adherence as its more enjoyable executing a varied training programme.
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Kneeling exercises are exercises done in either the tall kneeling or half kneeling positions. They have gained a lot of popularity over the past 3-5 years with the increase in “functional bodybuilding” style of training.
The kneeling position requires the activation of no specific muscle group.
This really depends on your current ability and training goals, no specific exercise will achieve these aims but using a variety in a well formulated full body resistance training programme. I personally really enjoy the dynamic kneeling exercises like the half kneeling plate rotation.
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This resource was written by Sean Klein. Sean Richard Klein has thousands of hours of coaching experience and a BSc in Sports Science with Management from Loughborough University. He owns a gym in Bayonne France, CrossFit Essor, which runs group classes and a Personal training studio.