leg tucks on floor

Muscle Groups

Leg tucks on floor is a bodyweight exercise that targets the rectus abdominis, commonly known as the abdominal muscles, through a movement that involves bringing the knees and pelvis towards the chest by contracting the abdomen. To perform the exercise, the user lies flat on their back with legs extended and palms facing down. Then, they simultaneously bend at the hips and knees to bring the thighs to the chest while maintaining feet together and lifting the hips off the floor, before returning to the starting position. This exercise requires no equipment and can be modified by increasing or decreasing the speed, number of repetitions or the range of motion. Leg tucks on floor are considered an effective way to strengthen the midsection, improve posture, and prevent lower back pain. The exercise mainly targets the rectus abdominis and also engages other muscles such as the hip flexors and obliques. It can be incorporated into a bodyweight circuit or done as a standalone exercise, depending on the user's fitness goals. Beginners may start with a few repetitions and gradually increase the intensity and difficulty to avoid straining the lower back, while advanced users may add ankle weights or incorporate variations such as twisting the torso or adding a pause at the top of the movement.