Criss Cross Leg Raises

Criss Cross Leg Raises


This exercise involves lying on your back and lifting your legs up while crossing them over each other, then lowering them back down. It targets the lower abs and hip flexors.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Criss Cross Leg Raises Instructions

  1. Lie flat on your back with your arms at your sides and your legs extended straight up towards the ceiling.
  2. Criss cross your legs by lowering your right leg down towards the ground while keeping your left leg straight up towards the ceiling.
  3. As you lift your right leg back up, lower your left leg down towards the ground.
  4. Continue alternating legs in a criss cross motion while keeping your lower back pressed firmly into the ground.
  5. Complete 10-15 repetitions on each leg for a total of 20-30 repetitions.

Criss Cross Leg Raises Form & Visual

Criss Cross Leg Raises

Criss Cross Leg Raises Benefits

  • Targets the lower abs and obliques
  • Improves core strength and stability
  • Increases flexibility in the hips and lower back
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment

Criss Cross Leg Raises Muscles Worked

  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Obliques
  • Hip Flexors

Criss Cross Leg Raises Variations & Alternatives

  • Criss Cross Crunches
  • Reverse Criss Cross Leg Raises
  • Criss Cross Bicycle Crunches
  • Criss Cross Toe Touches
  • Criss Cross Mountain Climbers