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Captains Chair Leg Raise

Lower abs

Coach's Tips

The basic leg raise was lying down, while the Captain's Chair leg raise was a standing workout. Since it's a standing up workout, not only the core but also the whole body muscles are used!

How to

Starting Position

1. Sit on a captains chair with your back flat against the pad, your abs engaged and your feet flat on the foot plate. 2. Place your hands on the arms of the chair for support.

Proper Form

1. Exhale and slowly raise your legs straight up until your thighs are parallel to the floor. 2. Inhale and slowly lower your legs back to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. Exhale as you lift your legs and inhale as you lower them.


1. Make sure to keep your back flat against the pad and your abs engaged throughout the movement. 2. Don_ bend your knees. 3. Don_ swing your legs as you move. 4. Don_ lock your knees when your legs are fully extended.

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