Cable Standing Straight Leg Raise

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Cable Standing Straight Leg Raise

Instructions

Preparation

Stand facing away from low pulley. Place foot in cable boot or foot harness. Grasp lateral bars or other prop for support. Stand forward on free leg, allowing leg attached to cable to be pulled back.

Execution

Raise leg upward by flexing hip while keeping knee straight. Raise leg as high as possible. Lower leg to original starting position. Repeat. Continue with opposite leg.

Comments

Since knee of moving leg is straight and waist flexion is impeded by standing leg, range of motion will be limit to hamstring flexibility. See Spot Reduction Myth and Lower Ab Myth.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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