Captain's chair knee raise

The captain's chair knee raise is a bodyweight exercise that targets the abs. It is performed on an apparatus that allows the forearms to rest on pads and the upright torso to hang freely. Knee raises are often performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps or more, as part of ab-focused training.


  1. Strengthens the abs and hip flexors
  2. Emphasizes the lower part of the rectus abdominis or "six-pack" muscles
  3. Difficulty can be increased by holding a dumbbell between the ankles

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