Great shoes to wear in the Gym for Leg Day! Leg lift

Double Leg Lifts

  • Lay flat on the ground with your legs extended straight up toward the ceiling. Place your hands underneath the back of your head. For added stability, Austin recommends laying your arms out to your side, allowing the palms to grip the floor much like you would in a push-up position.
  • Pressing your lower back into the ground, slowly lower both legs down toward the floor, then slowly raise them back up. If this is too difficult, lower them as much as you can, or lower one leg at a time.
  • Complete 10 to 15 reps.

Leg Lifts

The Leg Lifts exercise, or leg raises, is an ab isolation exercise. By raising your legs above your body, you work not only your upper abs, but your lower abs as well. Because you raise your legs off the ground, Leg Lifts especially work your lower abs.

leg lifts
Leg lifts

This abs exercise is very similar to the V-ups exercise, but you don’t move your arms. Often performed while hanging on a bar, this exercise is often termed “hanging leg lifts” or “hanging leg raises.”

To Do Leg Lifts:

  1. Lie on your back.
  2. Place your hands, palms down, on the floor beside you.
  3. Raise your legs off the ground (Exhale as you go).
  4. Keep your knees locked throughout the exercise.
  5. Hold for 30 seconds, or as long as you can (with some routines, there is only a short contraction/holding period).
  6. Return to starting position (Inhale as you go).

Leg Lift Variations

If you find it too difficult to perform then raise your legs at a different angle. This will give you added support. Different leg lift variations include going very high, or very low. Switch things up, until you find what works for you. You can hold grasp a stability ball between your legs, to increase your core strength.

Also, keep your knees locked for a better workout. Unlock your knees to make Leg Lifts easier. You can also cross your legs, as seen in the 2nd video below.

Popular Leg Lift Workouts

Author: Randy