Flat bench leg raises are a strength training exercise that targets the muscles of the lower abdominal region, including the rectus abdominis (also known as the “six-pack” muscles) and the obliques (the muscles on the sides of the abdomen).
To perform a flat bench leg raise:
- Lie on your back on a flat bench with your hands by your sides and your feet hanging off the edge.
- Engage your core and lift your feet off the ground, keeping your knees straight.
- Slowly raise your legs up towards the ceiling, keeping them straight and together.
- Pause briefly at the top of the movement and then slowly lower your legs back down to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
It is important to keep your movements slow and controlled and to engage your core throughout the exercise to maximize the benefits. You can also vary the difficulty of the exercise by using a bench with a higher or lower height, or by adding resistance using a weight plate or ankle weights. Make sure to keep your lower back pressed firmly into the bench. Avoid arching your back or lifting your hips off the bench.
Alternative Exercises For Flat Bench Leg Raise
Falt Bench Leg Pull-In