Lying Leg Raise

Lying Leg Raise


The lying leg raise is an exercise that targets the lower abdominal muscles. To perform this exercise, lie on your back with your legs straight and lift them up towards the ceiling, keeping them straight and together. Lower them back down to the starting position and repeat for several repetitions.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Lying Leg Raise Instructions

  1. Start by lying flat on your back on a mat or comfortable surface.
  2. Place your hands by your sides, palms facing down.
  3. Engage your core muscles by pulling your belly button towards your spine.
  4. Slowly lift both legs off the ground, keeping them straight and together.
  5. Continue lifting until your legs are perpendicular to the ground or as high as you can comfortably go.
  6. Hold this position for a few seconds, then slowly lower your legs back down to the starting position.
  7. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Lying Leg Raise Form & Visual

Lying Leg Raise

Lying Leg Raise Benefits

  • Strengthens the lower abdominal muscles
  • Improves hip flexibility
  • Helps to reduce lower back pain
  • Can be done without equipment
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels

Lying Leg Raise Muscles Worked

  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Hip Flexors
  • Obliques
  • Tensor Fasciae Latae

Lying Leg Raise Variations & Alternatives