Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredBodyweight
  • MechanicsIsolation
  • Force TypeN/A
  • Experience LevelBeginner
  • Secondary Muscles
Target Muscle Group


Abs Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Lying Bench Leg Raise Instructions

  1. The lying bench leg raise hits your lower abdominal muscles. Set up for the exercise by getting a flat bench and positioning it to give enough room for your legs to extend out over one end.
  2. Sit on the bench with your buttocks close to one end and lay back.
  3. Grasp the bench at head height for stability. Extend your legs straight out level with your body, keeping your knees and feet together. This is the starting position for the movement.
  4. Bending at the hips only, slowly raise your legs up until they are pointing straight up.
  5. Do not pause, and immediately slowly lower your legs back to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for desired reps.

​Leg Raise Tips:

  1. Do not swing your legs. Use your abs to move your legs and not momentum.
  2. Keep your legs and knees together, and don't let your feet drop below the height of the bench.
Posted on: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 09:50

Espero q sea efectivo

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2012 - 22:15

I wonder if placing the bench at an angle and having your head at the high end would enhance this exercise?

Posted on: Sat, 02/08/2020 - 08:19

@Mike - Absolutely so...lying flat on the bench as displayed in the video is the beginner method. By elevating the head (on an incline bench), the difficulty will increase