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Leg Raise On Decline Bench

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muscles:Rectus AbdominisMuscle, ObliquesMuscle
auxiliary muscles:QuadricepsMuscle
optional:Dumbbell, Weight Cuffs
fitness level:Hard
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (10)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

Starting Position

  • adjust the weight bench 30-40 degrees down
  • lay on the bench, so that your head is where normally your hip should be
  • encompass the weight bench above your head with both hands
  • the back is straight
  • stretch out the legs almost completely, only the heels touch the ground
  • feet are together

Correct Execution

  • brace the abs and pull them towards the bench
  • raise the legs as much as possible
  • hold the legs straight and the knees together
  • let the legs sink down slowly without the heels touching the ground again
  • go over to the next rep immediately
  • do several reps

tips for the workout

  • bend the legs to make the exercise easier
  • use weight cuffs or clamp a dumbbell between your feet to impede your abs workout