…continued – Abs

It does not take very long to fully overload the abdominals when you isolate them from any effect of the psoas muscles. Also, training your lower abs first helps to fully overload your entire abdominal region more efficiently.

Lying Leg Raises

This exercise is best done on the floor. The primary muscles used are the lower abdominal. Secondary muscles used are the upper abdominals, obliques, and hip flexors.


Lie on your back and place your hands palm down under your buttocks. From this position lift your head and shoulders slightly off the floor. This helps keep your lower back firmly planted on the floor to prevent any arching and any action of psoas muscle. With your knees slightly bent raise your legs until your feet are 12 to 16 inches off the floor. Lower your legs to about 6 inches off the floor and then repeat.

Max-OT Tip:
You can add resistance to leg raises to increase the overload by placing a weight on the tops of your feet and ankles.

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