How to do Leg Lifts

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Difficulty: Medium

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: abs, upper back, lower back, glutes, quadriceps


Lay down on your back on a mat or a towel on a flat surface. Keep your back firmly pressed down against the floor and push your palms down into the floor, by your hips to help stabilize your core. Then with your legs straight and together, lift them up off the floor and bring them up above your head. As your feet reach up above your head, pick your hips up by pushing your hands into the floor and contracting your abs, this will enable you to push your legs up even higher towards the ceiling or sky.

Take care with this one if you have a history of back pain or issues, especially in your mid and upper back.

How to make Leg Lifts easier

Make this exercise easier by bending your legs and tucking your knees into your stomach as your lift your feet up off the floor and above your head.

How to make Leg Lifts more challenging

Make this exercise more intense by having your hands on the floor at shoulder height, or even over head, anchoring them off a stable object like a pillar or fence post.

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