How to Do Lying Leg Raise: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Lying leg raises exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Lying Leg Raises

Muscles worked in lying leg raises

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Lying Leg Raises

  1. Lie down with your back on the floor, and your arms at your sides.
  2. With straight legs, lift your legs until they are pointing straight up.
  3. Lower your legs again, with control.


Lying leg raises train your abs and your hip flexors. The exercise can be made easier by bending your knees slightly, and you can make it heavier by using ankle weights.

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