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Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals
Equipment: Body Only
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise Guide

Main Muscle: Abdominals

  1. Lie with your back flat on a bench and your legs extended in front of you off the end.
  2. Place your hands either under your glutes with your palms down or by the sides holding on to the bench. This will be your starting position.
  3. As you keep your legs extended, straight as possible with your knees slightly bent but locked raise your legs until they make a 90-degree angle with the floor. Exhale as you perform this portion of the movement and hold the contraction at the top for a second.
  4. Now, as you inhale, slowly lower your legs back down to the starting position.

Variations: You can also perform this exercise on the floor on top of an exercise mat. You can also add weight by holding a dumbbell in between your feet as you get more advanced.



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Review: Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise

Exercise Rating
10/10

Jun 3, 2014 10:34 AM: Holds the machine with both hand if possible and try to get the legs without bend knees as close as possible to your head, and on the return when you flatten your legs bend the knees and touch the floor with both legs this will strech your abs that was compressed earlier. Unbeatable ab workout if employed...+See More



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8/10

Jun 1, 2014 5:15 AM: it's good work, but so good other abs



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Exercise Rating
8/10

May 29, 2014 10:50 AM: Oh, man, I did this, but with my butt/hips of the bench. At first I was happy 'cause I felt it's working so badly ... but now my muscles hurt so much for three days :/ sh*t :)



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9/10

Feb 1, 2014 9:20 AM: good starter



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Review: Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise

Exercise Rating
9/10

Sep 25, 2013 12:53 PM: Used this as one of my excercises, a very good ab workout especially the lower abs.



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Exercise Rating
9/10

Apr 2, 2013 6:13 PM: Hurts so good!



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Tip: Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise

Exercise Rating
10/10

May 12, 2012 6:12 AM: *Grab the bench with both hands by your head. **Try to get your butt/ hips off the bench when you raise your legs this makes a huge difference. And let your legs return slowly down for maximum lower back



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Review: Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise

Exercise Rating
9/10

Mar 23, 2012 4:50 PM: Good exercise. I do 4 sets of 20 reps holding a 10 pounds dumbbell with my feet and the fifth one to failure without the dumbbell.



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Exercise Rating
9/10

Feb 11, 2012 5:38 AM: The single best lower abs exercise. The bench isn't necessary; you can do these just as well on the floor, as long as you don't let your legs rest on the floor at the bottom of the movement. Perform each rep slowly and keep those abs tight. If you can't reach failure in 12 reps, add some weight (dumbbell...+See More



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