Leg Raise

This is an exercise for lower abdominal strengthening.


Flat Bench


Lower Abdominals


  • Lie on a flat bench with your hands under your hips supporting your back.
  • Your legs should be unsupported by the bench from below your knees.
  • With your feet together and your toes flexed upwards, raise your straight legs up a few cm off the bench, both of your legs should have no contact with the bench. This is your starting position.
  • Keep your legs straight with a slight bend in the knees and raise your legs to just before 90 degrees with your hips.
  • Pause at the top and lower your legs in slow controlled manner back to the starting position.
  • Repeat.

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