- Position forearms on padded parallel bars with hands on handles,
and back on vertical pad.
- Raise legs by flexing hips and knees until hips are completely
flexed or knees are well above hips. 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. Also see Spot
Reduction Myth and Lower
- Lie on flat surface or incline to make this exercise less
- Exercise can be performed with added weight or knees may
be kept extended throughout leg raise to increase intensity.
Knees can also be raise to shoulders to dynamically involve Rectus