Smith machine straight-legged hip raise

The Smith machine straight-legged hip raise is an exercise targeting the abdominal muscles. Because of the potential awkwardness of getting into position, it is usually performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more. If your Smith machine has safety bars, set them at a height that allows you a full range of motion while giving adequate protection from the weight potentially falling.


  1. Allows you to train in lower rep ranges when bodyweight ab training becomes too easy
  2. Weighted ab training can help the core muscles grow and look more defined
  3. The bar moves on a track making it easier to control

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