Weighted Incline Straight Leg Raise (arms on pads)


Utility: Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Pull



Sit on bottom edge of incline board and place weight between feet. Lie back on incline board. Grasp handles and place forearms on arm pads to each side.


With knees straight, raise legs by flexing hips until hips are flexed. Return until hips and knees 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 Weighted Incline Leg-Hip Raise. Care should be taken not to have weight falling over or thrown onto sensitive bodily areas. For this reason, increasing incline to increase intensity may be wiser than adding additional weight.

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