- Grasp handles slightly to front and stand on foot bar with
knees slightly bent and hips against pad.
- Raise legs as high as possible by flexing hips then waist.
Return and repeat.
- Exercise is typically performed without added resistance.
Rectus Abdominis and Obliques only dynamically
contract only if actual waist flexion occurs. With no waist
flexion, Rectus Abdominis and External Oblique will only isometrically
contract to stabilize pelvis and waist during hip flexion;
see Lever Vertical
Leg Raise. Waist flexion will occur earlier in lift if legs
are straighter or Hamstrings
are not that flexible. See Spot
Reduction Myth and Lower