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Trainer Tip of the Week: Targeting Lower Abs with Decline Leg Raises!

Will is a pro personal trainer, fitness model, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has a fantastic demo of the Decline Leg Raise and some great tips on it as well. This exercise is perfect for building your core with an emphasis on the lower abs. Here is how to do it:


1. Lie on a decline bench, gripping the handles at the top.


2. Bring your knees up towards your shoulders until your lower back and butt comes off the bench, and your elbows get close or make contact with your knees. Keep the knees bent.


3. Lower your legs slowly while keeping them in the same fixed position with your knees bent.


4. Repeat until the abs are on fire 🔥


Pro Tips


  • Focus on lifting your lower back up off the pad as you raise your legs back up, this will emphasize lower abdominal engagement.

  • Exhale during the ascent and inhale on the descent.

  • Make this exercise harder by straightening you legs or increasing the decline angle.

  • Make this exercise easier by bending your knees more or decreasing the decline angle.

  • Maintain a controlled, steady pace. Avoid any jerky movements or using momentum.


The Decline Leg Raise is a great way to advance your core workouts. Remember, it's all about the quality of movement, not just the quantity, so keep your form slow and controlled.


Check out the video to see how it's done:



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