- Straddle machine facing handles with seat turned to one side.
Grasp handles on each side and place forearms on pads. Place
shins on padded sled with knees in front of turned seat and feet
hanging off of back end. Sit back toward heels without bending
- Slide forward and up by pulling knees up high. Deliberately
attempt to flex waist in a "C" shape. Return sled down
and back arching spine in opposite direction while keeping hips
bent. Repeat. Turn seat to opposite side and repeat.
- If low back does flex near top of motion, abdominal muscles
may only be isometrically
involved in exercise. Pectineus, Adductor Longus, and Brevis
do not assist in hip flexion since hips are already initially
bent. See Leg
Hip Raise with sled pad can also be positioned straight.