The Leg Raise is used to strengthen the lower abdominals and hip flexors. Our example is shown using the FKR Fusion Vertical Knee Raise Attachent.
START positioning yourself in the machine with your forearms on the support pads. Grasp the handles and lift yourself into position with your back against the back pad and your legs hanging, fully extended.
Steady yourself. Do not swing.
Use the muscles of your lower abs to pull your hips up as you curl them toward your chest. Lift your legs, keeping your knees straight until they are parralel to the floor. Pause and feel the contraction in your lower-abdominal muscles. Then return to the starting position. Make sure to steady yourself before every repitition. Don not swing your legs for momentum.
Variations of this exercise include: