- Grasp handles slightly to front and stand on foot bar with
knees slightly bent and hips against pad.
- With back straight, raise legs as high as possible by flexing
hips. Return and repeat.
- Exercise is typically performed without added resistance.
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 is necessary
to raise legs higher than what is shown before waist flexion
occurs; see Lever
Vertical Leg-Hip Raise. Also see Spot
Reduction Myth and Lower