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The Decline Leg Raise is a core muscle exercise that targets the abdominals. This is an isolation exercise which is well suited to intermediate lifters.



  • Use either a decline bench with a handle or an inclined ab bench.



  • Lie backwards on a decline bench or ab bench and grasp the handle above your head.
  • Raise your legs until they are vertical, keeping your legs straight and lifting your butt up.
  • Crunch your abs to bring your legs up over your head until your toes are over your head.
  • Maintain a 90 degree angle between your torso and your legs at all times.

Abdominal Muscle Diagram.

Abdominal Muscles