Bent-Leg Raise

Bent-Leg Raise on Yoga Mat

How to Bent-Leg Raise

You Should Feel This: Abs

Exercise Families: Hip Flexion

Equipment: Yoga Mat

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Lie on your back with hands by your sides. Extend your legs straight, with your heels lifted several inches off the ground.

  2. Drive the hips toward the chest, bending the knees as the legs move toward the torso. Pause briefly, holding the hip flexed position.

  3. Return to the starting position and the bent-leg raises for the specified amount of time.

  4. You should feel this working the abs, core, and hip flexor muscles.

Alternative Exercises:

Straight-Leg Raise  Reverse Crunch

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