Core Rotation Knight Position

Dani de la Cruz

Dani de la Cruz

Co-Founder & Trainer

Core Rotation in Knight Position is an exercise that targets the core muscles, particularly the obliques. It helps to improve rotational stability and strength in the torso. Here's a description of how to perform the Core Rotation in Knight Position exercise:

  1. Starting position: Begin by kneeling on the ground with your knees hip-width apart. Sit back on your heels and keep your spine tall and straight. Place your hands together in front of your chest, palms pressed firmly against each other.

  2. Knight position: Extend your right leg straight out to the side, keeping your foot in contact with the ground. Your left knee should remain on the ground, forming a 90-degree angle. Your body weight should be evenly distributed between your right foot and your left knee.

  3. Rotation movement: Keeping your core engaged and your spine tall, slowly rotate your torso to the right side. Allow your arms to follow the movement, keeping your hands pressed together. Your head and gaze should also turn with the rotation.

  4. Return to center: From the rotated position, slowly return your torso and arms to the center, facing forward. Keep your core muscles engaged throughout the movement.

  5. Repeat on the other side: After completing the repetitions on the right side, switch to the left side. Extend your left leg straight out to the side and rotate your torso to the left side, following the same movement pattern as before.

  6. Repetitions and sets: Aim to perform 8 to 12 repetitions on each side to complete one set. Start with 1 or 2 sets and gradually increase as your strength and stability improve.

Important tips and considerations:

  • Maintain proper posture throughout the exercise, keeping your spine tall and your core engaged.

  • Focus on controlled movements and avoid any jerking or sudden motions.

  • Breathe naturally throughout the exercise, exhaling as you rotate and inhaling as you return to the center.

  • Start with a manageable range of motion and gradually increase as your flexibility and strength improve.

  • If you experience any discomfort or pain, adjust the range of motion or consult a fitness professional for guidance.

  • Incorporate this exercise into a well-rounded core workout routine for optimal results.

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