- Position forearms on padded parallel bars with hands on handles,
and back on vertical pad.
- With knees straight, raise legs by flexing hips until thighs
are just pass parallel to floor. Return until hips are extended.
- 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 back on incline board or bend knees along with hip to
make this exercise less intense.
- Exercise can be performed with added weight. Knees may be
kept straighter throughout movement to increase intensity. Knees
can also be raised to shoulders to dynamically involve Rectus