Leg Pull

Leg Pull


This exercise involves lying on your back and pulling one leg towards your chest while keeping the other leg straight. It helps to stretch the hamstrings and lower back muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Leg Pull Instructions

  1. Start by lying on your back with your legs extended straight up towards the ceiling.
  2. Place your hands behind your head and engage your core muscles.
  3. Slowly lower one leg towards the ground, keeping it straight and maintaining control.
  4. As you lower your leg, simultaneously pull the other leg towards your chest, using your core muscles to lift your upper body off the ground.
  5. Hold this position for a few seconds, then switch legs and repeat the movement.
  6. Continue alternating legs for the desired number of repetitions.

Leg Pull Form & Visual

Leg Pull

Leg Pull Benefits

  • Improves flexibility in the hamstrings
  • Reduces risk of injury in the lower back and legs
  • Increases blood flow to the legs
  • Helps to alleviate lower back pain
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment

Leg Pull Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Calves

Leg Pull Variations & Alternatives

  • Leg pull with resistance band
  • Single leg pull
  • Leg pull on stability ball
  • Reverse leg pull
  • Leg pull with dumbbells