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Bent-Leg Raise & Hip Lift

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How to: Bent-Leg Raise & Hip Lift

Primary Muscles Used:Abs, Rectus Abdominis

Exercise Families:Trunk Flexion

Equipment:Dumbbell(s)

Trainer:Chontel Duncan

  1. Place a large dumbbell behind the yoga mat. Lie on your back on the yoga mat and place both hands over your head to firmly grasp the ends of the dumbbell. Extend both legs and engage your abdominal muscles by drawing your belly button in towards your spine. This is your starting position.
  2. Inhale. Exhale. Bend your knees and, using your abdominals, bring them in towards your chest. Allow your lower back to lift off the mat to allow full contraction of your abdominals.
  3. Inhale. Slowly lower your back down to the mat and extend your legs to return to the starting position, but without lowering your feet to the floor. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.

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* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.

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