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Leg Raise, Lying

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muscles:Rectus AbdominisMuscle
auxiliary muscles:ObliquesMuscle
required:Doable Without Equipment And Weights
optional:Fitness Mat, Weight Cuffs
fitness level:Normal
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (10)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • although the whole abs are trained, the focus is on the lower abs

Starting Position

  • lay down onto the back on the ground or a fitness mat
  • reach out the legs and keep the feet together
  • the head is on the ground and the arms are next to the body
  • place the palms of the hands on the floor

Correct Execution

  • guide the outstretched legs up as high as you can
  • the back and head do not move and stay onto the ground
  • then let the legs sink down into the starting position again
  • make sure, that you do not build a hollow-back
  • keep up the body tension and do not let the legs lie on the ground, guide them up again right away
  • repeat the exercise several times

tips for the workout

  1. if this exercise is too hard, you can angle your legs
  2. use weight cuffs or lift the arms a bit to make it more difficult