How to: Straight-Leg Hold
Primary Muscles Used:Abs, Rectus Abdominis
Exercise Families:Trunk Flexion
- Lie on your back on a yoga mat. Extend both legs and engage your abdominal muscles by drawing your belly button in towards your spine. This is your starting position.
- While keeping your legs extended, slowly raise your legs upwards until they form a 45-degree angle with the floor, feet flexed. Hold this position for the specified amount of time, breathing deeply throughout. Make this exercise easier by lifting your legs further away from the floor or more difficult by lowering your feet towards the floor.
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