Lever Lying Leg Raise

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Lever Lying Leg Raise

Instructions

Preparation

Sit on end of bench with both legs over padded lever and hips aligned with fulcrum. Strap legs onto padded lever. Lie supine on bench. Grasp handles near head.

Execution

Raise legs by flexing hips until they are completely flexed. Lower legs until hips are extended. Repeat.

Comments

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. Also see Spot Reduction Myth and Lower Ab Myth.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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Target

Synergists

Stabilizers

Dynamic Stabilizers

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