The flat bench leg pull-in is an exercise that targets the muscles of the abdomen, particularly the rectus abdominis and the obliques. It can also help to strengthen the hip flexors. To perform the exercise, you will need a flat bench and a mat.
Here’s how to do the exercise:
- Start by lying on your back on the bench with your feet hanging off the edge and your hands holding onto the sides of the bench for support.
- Lift your feet off the ground and engage your core to keep your body stable.
- Slowly bring your knees in towards your chest, keeping them bent at a 90-degree angle.
- Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, then slowly straighten your legs back out to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
It’s important to keep your body straight and your core engaged throughout the exercise to get the most benefit. It’s also a good idea to start with a lower number of reps and gradually increase as you get stronger. As with any exercise, it’s important to listen to your body and stop if you experience any pain or discomfort