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Leg Raises

GymAmerica
Posted by GymAmerica
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:39pm filed under Abdominals

Calories Burned:  350 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
Primary Muscles Trained:  Lower Rectus Abdominis
Secondary Muscles Trained:  Intercostals
Instructions: 
Lie on the end of a flat bench or the floor and stabilize your body by gripping the bench above your head or pressing your palms firmly against the ground; extend your legs out.
 
With your legs in a fixed, slightly bent position throughout the movement, raise them up in a semicircular arc until they are about 75 degrees above the level of the floor.
 
Reverse the movement and return to the starting point.
 
The entire motion should be done in a smooth, controlled manner that lasts about 4 seconds, with the downward movement no faster than the upward. 

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