Lying Straight Leg Raise

Exercise Mat Abs Hip Flexors

Simple Hip Flexor Exercise


  1. Start this exercise by lying down face up on a mat. Your elbows should be out, and your hands behind your head for support.

  2. Engage your core. Slowly move legs straight up off the floor towards your head. Your low back should not arch (i.e. the space between your low back and the floor should not increase) during this movement. If you cannot keep your back from arching, try this with bent knees or discontinue this exercise.

  3. Once toes are pointing towards the ceiling, slowly move legs back down to the floor, again not allowing your low back to arch at all. Return to start position and finish reps.

  4. Recommended reps: Start with 10-12 reps and increase as you progress. can not be held responsible for any injuries which may occur as a result of these exercises, advice or recipes displayed on this website. Do not undertake any exercise program, diet or treatment provided by the site without professional or qualified supervision.