University Recreation


Lying Leg Lifts

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Abdominals, Hip Flexors
Secondary Muscles: Low Back, Glutes
Body Area: Core
Modality Types: Body Weight Body Weight
Equipment: No Equipment

Lying Leg Lifts Lying Leg Lifts

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Lay down on floor with legs extended and hands positioned directly under buttocks
  • Contract abdominals and lift legs off of floor one inch
  • In a controlled motion lift legs up to 90 degrees so they are perpendicular to floor
  • Pause, and then with control lower legs back down to one inch above floor
  • Use abdominals and hip flexors to lift legs
  • Use glutes and low back to lower legs with control


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