Area Worked: Lower abdominal area.
Muscles: Rectus abdominus
Description / Instruction:
To perform the straight leg raise, lie on your back and place your hands under your lower back for support. Keep your legs straight and lift your legs upwards by contracting your abdominals until they are 90 degrees to the floor. Lower down slowly to a few inches off the floor. Do not let your back arch while doing this exercise. Breathe out as you lift your legs upwards and breathe in as you lower them down to the floor.