Straight Leg Lifts



  • Stand on foot pegs, place your elbows on the forearm pads and grasp the handles. Pull your shoulders down.

  • Lift your legs straight up towards the ceiling keeping your spine neutral on the back pad. Lower your legs, keeping your spine neutral. Dismount by carefully stepping back onto the pegs.

  • Captain's chair

  • Abdominals 

  • Rectus abdominis, Transverse abdominis

  • TIP: Use your lats to pull your shoulder blades down. Keep your upper arms parallel to the ground. Maintain neutral spine throughout the exercise. To challenge yourself, tuck your tailbone under at the end of the knee lift.


Variations for Straight Leg Lifts

  • Captains Chair

    This is an ab exercise you can quickly fit in between sets since you don't have to lay down on the floor to do them.

  • Alternating Knee Lifts

    Lifting one knee at a time can help strengthen your obliques while also working your rectus and transverse abdominals.

 

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