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Leg Raise Slightly Bent Knee

Leg Raise Slightly Bent Knee

The Leg Raise Slightly Bent Knee is a versatile and effective exercise that targets multiple muscle groups in the lower body. It primarily focuses on engaging the lower abdominal muscles, hip flexors, and quadriceps. This exercise is especially helpful for individuals looking to strengthen their core and improve their overall stability and balance. To perform the Leg Raise Slightly Bent Knee, you will need a comfortable surface, such as a yoga mat or an exercise mat, where you can lie down on your back. Start by bending your knees slightly and placing your feet flat on the ground. Keep your arms extended by your sides with your palms down to maintain stability throughout the exercise. Engage your abdominal muscles and slowly lift both legs off the ground, simultaneously. It is important to keep your knees slightly bent, making sure not to fully lock them out. Continue raising your legs until they are perpendicular to the ground or until you feel a gentle stretch in your lower abdominal muscles. Hold this position for a brief moment, then slowly lower your legs back down to the starting position. Remember to maintain control and avoid jerking or swinging your legs. Start with a few repetitions and gradually increase the number as your strength improves. Incorporating the Leg Raise Slightly Bent Knee into your workout routine can help strengthen your core muscles, improve balance, and enhance overall lower body strength. As always, it's necessary to listen to your body and make adjustments accordingly to prevent any discomfort or injuries. Feel the burn and enjoy the benefits of this challenging yet rewarding exercise!

Instructions

  • Lie flat on your back on a mat or the floor.
  • Keep your arms by your sides, palms facing down.
  • Bend your knees slightly, keeping your feet flat on the floor.
  • Contract your abdominal muscles to stabilize your core.
  • Slowly lift both legs together towards your chest, keeping your knees slightly bent.
  • Continue lifting until your thighs are perpendicular to the floor or until you feel a stretch in your lower abdominal muscles.
  • Pause briefly at the top before lowering your legs back down with control.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  • Remember to breathe steadily throughout the exercise and avoid any jerking motions.
  • Keep your lower back pressed into the mat or floor to maintain proper form.

Tips & Tricks

  • Engage your core muscles throughout the exercise to maintain stability and control.
  • Focus on keeping your legs straight and slightly bent at the knees to effectively target your lower abdominal muscles.
  • Control the movement by using a slow and controlled tempo, especially during the lowering phase.
  • Breathe consistently throughout the exercise to avoid holding your breath and maintain proper oxygenation.
  • Keep your lower back pressed firmly against the floor or bench to minimize strain on the spine.
  • To increase intensity, try elevating your upper body or adding ankle weights.
  • Avoid swinging or using momentum to lift your legs, as this reduces the effectiveness of the exercise.
  • Ensure proper form by starting with a manageable range of motion and gradually increasing it as your strength improves.
  • If you feel any discomfort or strain in your lower back, modify the exercise by bending your knees more or performing a different abdominal exercise.
  • To further challenge your core stability, perform leg raises on a stability ball or using a suspension trainer.
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