Leg raise

Leg raise is a strength training exercise used for strengthening the abdominal muscles and hips.

To do leg raises without equipment, lie on the floor on your back. Keep the lower back in contact with the floor and place hands to sides or under lower back for support. Lift legs upward as far as possible. Lower down to starting position slowly and with control. Make sure back stays flat on floor and abdominals are tight. The exercise is easier if legs are bent, harder if legs are straight.

Leg raises can also be performed hanging onto an overhead bar. These are known are hanging leg raises and are more challenging than lying leg raises.

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