- 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 while flexing knees until hips
are fully flexed. Raise hips from floor by flexing waist. Return
until legs are extended horizontally. Repeat.
- Training partner or trainer may need to assist attaching
ankle cuffs to cable. Ankle cuffs may also be attached to cable
pulley in lowest position when feet are on floor, but assistance
may be needed to raise pulley to bench height. Cable
Lying Leg Raise on floor is easier to set up.
- Movement can also 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
Myth and Lower
Ab Myth. Also see Cable
Lying Leg Raise on Bench.