Flat Straight Leg RaiseFlat Straight Leg Raise
Flat Straight Leg Raise
Intermediate Difficulty
Dynamic Exercise
Muscles Involved
Human musclesAbsSerratusObliquesQuadriceps
Primary Muscles
Other Muscles
Exercise Performance
Lie on the floor, face up. Your feet should be together, your legs should be straight, and your arms should be by your sides. Lift your feet an inch or two from the floor. Pressing down with the hands will help you keep your torso stable. Keeping your legs locked, raise your feet until they are directly above your pelvis. Exhale as you lift, keeping the stomach tight. It should take you at least two seconds to smoothly accomplish this-don't explode up. Your legs and torso will form a right angle at this point. Pause briefly, before reversing the motion exactly, inhaling as you go down. Pause again in the start position and repeat. At no point should allow your knees to unlock, and your heels shouldn't touch the floor until the set is completed.
Beginner - 1x5 Rep
Intermediate - 2x10 Rep
Master - 2x20 Rep
Exercise Video

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