Monday, August 29, 2011

How To Do Lying Leg Raise With Dumbbell Turkish Get Up



Last week I showed you how to do the dumbbell Turkish get up exercise. Today I'm going to show you another exercise that you can do at the same time. This second exercise is the lying leg raise. Doing more than one exercise at a time accomplishes several things including:

  • makes workouts more challenging
  • saves time
  • reduces rest breaks between exercises
The Turkish get up becomes more intense once you've added leg raises into the mix.

How To Do Lying Leg Raise With Dumbbell Turkish Get Up

Start out the same way you would when doing a basic dumbbell Turkish get up. Grab a light weight dumbbell and lie down on your back. Hold the dumbbell above your head, your right arm fully extended. Keep your abdominal muscles tight. Your legs should be fully extended. Now use your lower abdominal muscles to raise your feet six inches off the floor. Hold this position for a three count then lower them back down to the floor.

Next bring your right foot up and plant it firmly on the floor next to your left knee. Next, push your weight onto your left elbow. Bring yourself up to a sitting position (keep your arm fully extended above your head). Make sure that you're supporting your body weight on your left palm and right foot. Now bring your left foot back and support some body weight on the balls of your feet. After you've done this, push yourself to a standing position.

The leg raise portion of the exercise is intended to tone your ab muscles, hips and lower back. What you've just been taught is a two for one compound exercise. It's best to use light weights until you've gotten strong enough to progress to heavier weights. Once you've done ten reps, take a short break then go again. This exercise is intense but well worth it. Your whole body will become stronger and more toned.

Do you want to become stronger and healthier? Do you want to make a change for the better? There's never been a better time to get into shape than right now. It's gonna be a great day when you take the first step to a better you.

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