Leg Raise Intermediate

Please see the cautionary notes on our Bodyworks page before continuing.

 

Start as for Leg Raise Beginners

  • Raise your right leg slowly for a count of 5
  • Try not to bend at the knee
  • Hold in the upright position for a count of 20
  • Return the leg for a count of 5
  • Relax and breathe for a count of 30
  • Repeat with the left leg

Now we’re going to extend the drill to raise both legs and then the arms.

  • Raise your right leg slowly for a count of 5
  • Raise your left leg slowly for a count of 5
  • Hold both legs in position for a count of 20
  • Raise your right arm for a count of 5 finishing on the floor above your head.
  • Raise your left arm for a count of 5 leaving your finger tips touching the right hand.
  • Hold for a count of 20
  • Return the right leg for a count of 5.
  • Return the left leg for a count of 5.
  • Return the right arm for a count of 5.
  • Return the left for a count of 5.
  • And relax

Points to watch

  • Do not move your shoulders and hips from the floor
  • Try not to bend your elbow
  • Go only as far as is comfortable
  • If your fingertips won’t meet, look forward to a gradual improvement.

If you feel really adventurous move on