Cable Standing Straight Leg Raise

Cable Standing Straight Leg Raise


Utility: Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Pull



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.


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.


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.

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