Quarter Leg Up Exercise Description
The following exercise provides written description designed for the individual just getting started with exercise.
Quarter Leg Up
Muscle Group: Lower Abdomen
Main Objective: Condition the lower Abdomen wall prior to starting the more advanced quarter leg raise
Step by Step Instruction:
1. Lying on back with legs straight out, place thumbs directly under the tail bone.
2. Slowly raise one leg at a time, approximately 2 inches off the ground.
3. Slowly lower leg back down to starting position completely on the ground.
4. Repeat the same movement with opposite leg.
4. Repeat exercise, alternating with both legs.
- Do not raise the legs any higher than two inches off the ground. Doing so will work out the front of the legs (Quadriceps) instead.
- Do not arch the lower back. Instead, keep lower back pressed to the ground. Focus.
- Do not allow the stomach to protrude out, but rather hold it in during the exercise .
- Do not raise the head at any time during the exercise.
1. If you feel you’re working out the top or front of the legs, you are raising the legs too high. Limit the raise to two or three inches from the ground so the pressure goes to the lower ab area.
2. It’s important to do this exercise slowly.
3. Focus on holding the stomach in and the lower back pressed to the floor.
Alternate Exercises for the 1/4 Leg Up:
- ¼ Leg Raise
- Lying Knee Up
DISCLAIMER: The information provided in the Beginner exercise course via video, written description is offered solely as opinion only. Always consult with your physician before trying any new diet or exercise program. This workout routine may not be suitable for you.