Primary muscles: Abs
Secondary muscles: Hip flexors, quads
Equipment: No equipment
Exercise for the opposite muscles: Cobra lat pulldown
SEATED KNEE TUCKS INSTRUCTIONS
1. Sit down with your hands on the mat, your legs fully extended and lean back.
2. Bend your legs and bring your knees toward your chest.
3. Hold for a second or two and then fully extend your legs without touching the mat.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
When doing seated knee tucks keep your back straight and your upper body stable. Breathe out as you bring your knees toward your chest, squeeze your abs in and use your core strength to stabilize your body.
Seated knee tucks are a great exercise to target your abs and improve core strength. Asides from all the aesthetic benefits you can get, having a strong core also helps to protect your back from injury and can improve your posture tremendously.
SETS AND REPS
To calculate the number of calories burned doing seated knee tucks, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: