How should I do the seated leg lift exercise?

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The seated leg lift, or leg-up, focuses on the lower abdominals. This is a better option than the hanging leg raise if your upper body tends to fatigue before you've worked your abdominals thoroughly.

This exercise is performed seated on the edge of a flat bench. Place your hands behind you and hold the bench. Your back should be at a 35-degree angle with your feet in front. Raise your legs off the end of the bench. Bend both legs at the knees and bring them up toward your chest, then lower them slowly, tightening your lower abdominal area.

Perform 3 sets of 25 reps

With any abdominal exercise, keep your midsection tight throughout the movement. Tensing your ab muscles throughout the movement enhances the effects while protecting your lower back from injury.

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