Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredOther
  • MechanicsIsolation
  • Force TypePull (Bilateral)
  • Experience LevelBeginner
  • Secondary Muscles
Target Muscle Group


Abs Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Weighted Straight Leg Toe Touch Overview

The weighted straight leg toe touch is an abdominal exercise used to strengthen the core.

It is a weighted variation of the straight leg toe touch. By adding weight to the exercise, you can achieve progressive overload, which is a key to building bigger and stronger muscles.

The weighted straight leg toe touch is a flexion based exercise. Some may experience low back pain when performing flexion based exercises. If this is the case, stick to performing abdominal exercises that focus on stability.

Weighted Straight Leg Toe Touch Instructions

  1. Lay supine in a relaxed position with your legs straight.
  2. Hold a weight plate directly over your chest and press it to extension.
  3. Raise your legs straight until they are perpendicular with the floor.
  4. Exhale as you reach towards your toes with the weight plate.
  5. Once your abs are fully contracted and your upper back is off the floor, slowly lower yourself back to the starting position.
  6. Complete for the assigned number of repetitions.

Weighted Straight Leg Toe Touch Tips

  1. Exhale hard like you’re blowing out candles on a cake and hold the contraction for a second in order to improve mind muscle connection.
  2. If your lower back bothers you during this exercise, choose more anti extension and anti rotation based movements.