- Attach cable ankle straps to both ankles, then attach ankle
straps to cable. Lie supine on floor or mat, back far enough
so cable is taut. Grasp support behind head.
- Raise legs by flexing hips and knees until thighs are just
past perpendicular to torso or before hips raise off of bench.
Return until hips and knees are extended. Repeat.
- Exercise can be performed on bench.
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; see
Leg-Hip Raise. Knees may be kept extended throughout leg
raise to increase intensity; see Cable
Lying Straight Leg Raise. Also see Spot
Reduction Myth and Lower