Seated Leg Raise

Seated Leg Raise


This exercise involves sitting on a chair or bench and lifting one leg at a time, keeping it straight and raising it as high as possible. It primarily targets the muscles in the lower abdomen and thighs.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Seated Leg Raise Instructions

  1. Begin by sitting on a sturdy chair with your back straight and your feet flat on the ground.
  2. Place your hands on the sides of the chair for support.
  3. Slowly lift one leg off the ground, keeping it straight and extended in front of you.
  4. Hold the position for a few seconds, then lower your leg back down to the starting position.
  5. Repeat the exercise with the other leg.
  6. Continue alternating legs for the desired number of repetitions.

Seated Leg Raise Form & Visual

Seated Leg Raise

Seated Leg Raise Benefits

  • Strengthens and tones the muscles in the lower abdomen, hips, and thighs
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion in the hips and lower back
  • Helps to improve posture and balance
  • Can be done anywhere, without any equipment
  • Low-impact exercise that is easy on the joints

Seated Leg Raise Muscles Worked

  • Rectus femoris
  • Iliopsoas
  • Sartorius
  • Tensor fasciae latae

Seated Leg Raise Variations & Alternatives