Lying Knee Ups

Lying Leg Raises are a great way to work your abdominals with the main focus on those hard to reach lower abs.

Lying Leg Raises

Primary Muscles Used

Captains chair hanging leg raise Muscles Used

Lying Knee Ups Instructions

  • Lie on a bench or on the floor and grab something stable behind your head.
  1. Legs straight out in front of you, ankles together and feet slightly higher than the bench or floor.
  2. Pull your knees towards your chest by flexing your abdominals and bending your knees.
  3. Continue raising your legs until your knees and body are at a 90 degree angle, or until your upper legs are straight up in the air.
  4. At that point slowly raise your butt off the bench, by continuing to flex your abs.
  5. Slowly bring your butt down and slowly lower your legs until you reach the starting position.
  6. Repeat.
Lying Knee Up on Bench

Tim's list of benefits for Lying Knee Ups

  • This exercise targets the abdominal muscles, creating maximum contraction on the abdominals and a strong contraction on the obliques.
  • Since your legs move and your torso is stabilized this can support the back if you have any back issues.
  • Since your knees are bending it takes stress off of your lower back.
  • The main focus is on the lower abs which help with running and going up stairs, in addition to the hardest area of your midsection to tighten up.
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