- Attach cable ankle straps to both ankles, then attach ankle
straps to cable. Lie supine on floor, mat, or bench back far
enough so cable is taut. Grasp support behind head.
- With knees straight, raise legs by flexing hips until thighs
are just past perpendicular to torso or before hips raise off
of mat. Return until hips 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; see
Leg-Hip Raise. Knees can flex along with hips to decrease
intensity; see Cable Lying Leg
Raise. Also see Spot
Reduction Myth and Lower