- Lie supine on mat or floor. Place hands under lower buttock
on each side to support pelvis.
- Raise legs by flexing hips and knees until thighs are completely
flexed. Return until hips and knees are extended. Repeat.
- Rectus Abdominis and Obliques only contract
dynamically if actual waist flexion occurs. With no waist
flexion, Rectus Abdominis and External Oblique will only act
to stabilize pelvis and waist during hip flexion. It may be necessary
to completely flex hips before waist flexion is possible, as
in leg-hip raise. Also see Spot
Reduction Myth and Lower
- To decrease intensity, allow heels to make contact with floor
- Perform on bench or do not let heels to make contact with
floor. For greater resistance, perform on incline board or with
knees straight. Knees can also be raised to shoulders to dynamically
involve Rectus Abdominis. Exercise can also be performed with