So just what is a leg raise I hear you ask?
This article will teach you how to do leg raises so that you can execute this effective exercise at the gym or at home.
Leg raises are a superb exercise for you try and once you have mastered the techniques you will be able to feel the burn and benefits the longer you carry on for.
Benefits of Leg raises
Regular performance of leg raises can help to strengthen the lower back and therefore reduce the risk of injuries.
The leg raise exercise is very easy to perform and you can do this at home or at the gym. To perform the leg raise exercise properly all you need is a flat surface such as your living room floor, or a soft mat at the gym. Simply lie on your back with your legs out and arms by your side, then lift your legs in the air so they are nearly at a 90 degree angle, hold and lower back down.
The leg raise exercise really works your leg muscles as well as your butt and core muscles so give you a great workout.
You will need a mat to lie on for this exercise and some people who experience lower back pain may want to pop a towel under their lower back area. Remember that safety is always first before you exercise!
Muscle groups worked
- Lower abdominals
- Hip flexors