Monday, April 4, 2011

How To Do The Lying Leg Raise Exercise



If your goal is strength and power, you need to keep your body in top shape. That means performing exercises that train the entire body. You need a strong lower body to support upper body lifts. I recently wrote about dragon flag crunches which are great for exercising the abdominal muscles. This week I'm going to talk about the lying leg raise, which also works the lower abs but is easier to master than the dragon flag.

How To Do Lying Leg Raise Exercise

Lie flat on the floor. Place your hands at your sides. Now use your ab muscles to lift your legs six inches off the floor. Hold this position for a five count (working against gravity will increase the effectiveness of the exercise) then lower it again. Repeat this exercise for ten reps then stop. Do a total of fifty repetitions, ten reps per set. For added resistance strap on some ankle weights. Remember to keep your abs tight throughout the lying leg raise exercise. This type of exercise is very beneficial because it

  • strengthens abs
  • strengthens the lower back
  • strengthens the hips
  • can be done at home or the gym
Stronger core muscles help prevent back pain and will also help your deadlift exercises which in turn helps your bench. Make it a point of training your abs at least once a week.

Summer is almost here. Don't dream about getting a better body, make it happen.

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