- Lie back on incline board. Grasp handles and place forearms
on arm pads to each side.
- With knees straight, raise legs by flexing hips until hips
are flexed. Return until hips and knees are extended. Repeat.
- 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, as
in leg-hip raise. Attempting to perform Incline Straight Leg-Hip
Raise at a low incline would not load waist and hip flexors after
they travel beyond vertical so that sort of movement would need
to be performed on steep incline or vertical position, requiring
much greater strength. Also see Spot
Reduction Myth and Lower
- Lower incline or lying on floor or bench to decrease intensity.
Exercise can also be performed by bending knees and hips.
- Elevate incline or straighten knees more to increase resistance.
Once highest incline has been achieved, exercise can be performed
vertically. Knees can also be raised to shoulders to dynamically
involve Rectus Abdominis. Exercise can also be performed with