- Sit on end of bench. Place weight between feet. Lie supine
on bench. Grasp bench on each side behind head for support.
- Raise legs by flexing hips and knees until hips are completely
flexed. Return until hips and knees are extended. Repeat.
- Exercise can be performed without added weight until more
resistance is needed (see Lying
Leg Raise). Knees may be kept extended throughout leg raise
to increase intensity.
- 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
Incline Leg-Hip Raise. Exercise can be performed without
added weight until more resistance is needed. Also see Spot Reduction Myth
and Lower Ab