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Lying Side to Side Knee

Lying Side to Side Knee

The Lying Side to Side Knee exercise is a simple yet effective movement that targets the muscles of the core, particularly the obliques, lower back, and hip flexors. To perform this exercise, you begin by lying on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Keep your arms relaxed by your sides. To initiate the movement, engage your core muscles and slowly lower both knees towards one side, aiming to bring them as close to the floor as possible without any discomfort or strain. Once you reach your desired range of motion, pause for a moment, and then engage your core again to lift your knees back to the starting position. This exercise offers a great way to strengthen your core muscles while also improving stability and flexibility in the hips. Regularly incorporating the Lying Side to Side Knee into your workout routine can help enhance overall core strength, which is crucial for maintaining proper posture and stability in various daily activities. Remember to start with light movements and gradually increase the range of motion as you feel more comfortable. As with any exercise, it's important to listen to your body and avoid any movements that cause pain or discomfort. Keep in mind that proper form and technique are key to getting the most out of this exercise and minimizing the risk of injury.


  • Lie down on your back on a comfortable surface, such as a yoga mat.
  • Bend both knees and place your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart.
  • Extend your arms out to the sides, palms facing down for stability.
  • Keeping your lower back pressed into the mat, slowly lower both knees towards the right side of your body.
  • Pause briefly when your knees are as close to the ground as possible without lifting your lower back.
  • Engage your core and use your abdominal muscles to lift your knees back to the starting position.
  • Repeat the movement, this time lowering your knees towards the left side of your body.
  • Continue alternating from side to side, maintaining a controlled and slow motion.
  • Perform the desired number of repetitions or follow the prescribed workout routine.
  • Remember to breathe steadily throughout the exercise and maintain proper form.

Tips & Tricks

  • Engage your core muscles throughout the entire exercise to maintain stability and control.
  • Keep your movement slow and controlled to maximize muscle activation and minimize the risk of injury.
  • Focus on the muscles on the sides of your abdomen (obliques) as you shift your knees from side to side.
  • Increase the challenge by placing a resistance band above your knees or holding a dumbbell between your feet.
  • Use a mat or cushion to support your lower back and ensure comfort during the exercise.
  • Exhale as you bring your knees towards the sides, and inhale as you return to the starting position.
  • Make sure your neck and shoulders are relaxed throughout the exercise to prevent unnecessary tension.
  • Consult with a fitness professional to ensure proper form and technique for this exercise.
  • Include this exercise as part of a well-rounded core workout routine for optimal results.
  • Consistency is key - aim to perform this exercise at least 2-3 times a week for progress.


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