Health Advocate Blog

Workout of the Week: Standing knee crunch

Ever thought about doing a crunch while standing up? This exercisecan easily be added to your home workout routine. It’s actually a whole-body move that engages your muscles in your lower and upper body.

How to do it

  1. Stand up straight with feet shoulder-width apart and hands behind your head (avoid interlocking your fingers)
  2. Lift your left knee toward your right elbow and twist slightly at the waist (avoid hunching over)
  3. Return to the standing position and repeat for the right leg
  4. Try to start with 2 sets of 10 repetitions


As you move your knee and elbow together, be sure to tighten your core muscles as if you were trying bring your belly button in toward your spine.

Always talk to your doctor before beginning a new workout routine, and only perform exercises appropriate for your health and fitness level.