Leg Raise with Hip Thrust

By Joanna 01/04/2017 In
Exercise Library
Low Impact


Equipment Needed:

Workout Type:
Core conditioning, low impact

Body Focus:


• Lie on your back with your body stretched straight out.
• Place your hands under your glutes with palms facing down.
• Contract your lower abs and raise both legs off the ground until they are pointing straight up.
• At this point, lift your hips and glutes off the floor.
• Hold for 2 counts and in a controlled manner, lower the hips, glutes and legs back down close to the floor (but don’t let your heels touch the floor) and raise them back up again.

Useful Tips:
• Lift your hips just a few inches of the floor.
• Keep your upper body firmly on the floor.
• Keep your legs straight and knees locked throughout the exercise.
• Do not just let your hips and legs fall down. Keep your core tight to slowly lower, while resisting the force of gravity.
• Avoid short jerky movements to gain momentum.

You should feel your:
• Lower abs, hip flexors and lower back.

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