Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredBodyweight
  • MechanicsCompound
  • Force TypePull
  • Experience LevelIntermediate
  • Secondary Muscles
Target Muscle Group


Abs Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Roman Chair Twisting Knee Raise Instructions

  1. The Roman Chair Twisting Knee Raise hits your lower abs and obliques. Set up for the exercise by positioning yourself in the Roman chair.
  2. Your forearms should be along the horizontal pads, hands gripping the handles, and back against the back pad.
  3. Take your feet off the supports so they're hanging. This is the start position of the exercise.
  4. Slowly raise your knees up and across your body as far as possible to the left side.
  5. Pause, then lower back to starting position.
  6. Repeat that movement for your right side. That is one repetition. 
  7. Repeat for your desired reps.

Exercise Tips:

  1. Slow the movement down to get the maximum benefit.
  2. Hold a dumbbell between your feet for added intensity.