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Alternating Straight-Leg Raise

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How to: Alternating Straight-Leg Raise

Primary Muscles Used:Abs, Rectus Abdominis

Exercise Families:Trunk Flexion

Trainer:Chontel Duncan

  1. Lie on your back on a yoga mat. Gently draw your ribs to your hips to engage your core. Keeping your feet together, slowly raise your legs off the floor until they form a 90-degree angle with your hips. This is your starting position.
  2. Inhale. Exhale. While keeping your legs extended, slowly lower your right leg until it almost touches the floor, ensuring your spine remains in a neutral position.
  3. Inhale. Raise your right leg to return to the starting position.
  4. Exhale. While keeping your legs extended, slowly lower your left leg until it almost touches the floor, ensuring your spine remains in a neutral position.
  5. Inhale. Raise your left leg to return to the starting position. Continue alternating between right and left for the specified number of repetitions.

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