How to Do Bench Leg Raises
The bench leg raises should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the bench leg raises.
Beginning Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise
1. Place your hands beneath your glutes, palms down, or by the sides of the bench, holding on to the bench.
2. Exhale and raise your legs to a 90-degree angle with the floor, keeping them as straight as possible.
3. Return to the starting position slowly.
Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise Movement
1. Start off by laying flat on a bench so that your arms are bent, and holding on to the sides of the bench near your head. Your legs will be straight hovering in the air a couple of inches above the bench.
2. Bring your legs to your body. While this occurs, your lower back should be slightly off of the bench. Hold this position for a brief second and bring your legs back down to the starting position.
Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise Benefits
The leg raise not only works your lower abs, but it also strengthens and stretches your hips and lower back, which is beneficial for anyone who spends a lot of time sitting at a desk.
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