Chair Leg Raise Video Guide

Exercise Profile

  • Strength
  • Bodyweight
  • Isolation
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  • Intermediate
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Exercise Instructions

  1. The Roman Chair leg raise hits your lower abs. Set up for the exercise by positioning yourself in the Roman chair.
  2. Your forearms should be along the horizontal pads, hands gripping the handles, and back against the back pad.
  3. Take your feet off the supports so they're hanging. This is the start position of the exercise.
  4. Keeping your legs straight, feet and knees together, raise your legs up as far as possible.
  5. Pause for a count of 1 or more, then lower back to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for desired reps.

​Leg Raise Tips:

  1. The longer you hold your legs up on each rep the harder the abs work. Increase the hold to make the exercise harder.

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Posted Sun, 01/04/2015 - 02:06

I hand a heart attack Oct. 28, 2014, a stient was put into my heart. When would be a good time to go back to the gym.

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Posted Sun, 01/13/2013 - 12:53

give me a thumbs down

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Posted Sun, 10/28/2012 - 21:15

To replace this: Put your body in a plank position with hands on floor. Make legs wider than hips. While in this position raise one leg and then the alternate arm. Hold the position for one count. The take that same arm and leg and bring it in as if doing a crunch, your elbow and knee should be close together. This will strengthen the entire core area.

To make it harder move the legs closer together as if you are about to do a PU.

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Posted Sun, 10/07/2012 - 20:23

what other machines would you suggest to replace this?

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Posted Wed, 08/29/2012 - 14:09

thats wat i do bench leg lifts but i dont really c n provements twice aday 6 days aweek.

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Posted Sun, 03/11/2012 - 15:34

What do you do if you don't have that equipment?

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Posted Mon, 03/12/2012 - 13:26

Trying bench or floor leg raises instead.