bent-knee vertical bench leg raises

Muscle Groups

abs lower abs
Bent-knee vertical bench leg raises, also known as vertical knee raise, is an isolation exercise that targets the rectus abdominis, hip flexors, and obliques. To perform this exercise, begin by standing on a vertical bench or dip station with your back against the backrest and your forearms resting on the pads. Grasp the handles on both sides and have your elbows bent. Raise your knees up towards your chest by bending your knees and lifting your hips off the bench as you exhale. Pause at the top of the movement and hold for a second, then slowly lower your legs back down to the starting position. It is important to keep your upper body straight and avoid swinging or using momentum to perform the exercise. Bent-knee vertical bench leg raises also help develop core stability and balance. Since it is a bodyweight exercise, it does not require any equipment and can be performed almost anywhere. Variations of this exercise include straight leg raises, hip raises, and oblique raises. Incorporating this exercise into your workout routine can improve your overall core strength, stability, and posture. However, it is important to note that this exercise may not be suitable for individuals with lower back pain or injury, as it can put stress on the lumbar spine.