TRX Bent Leg Raise

The TRX bent leg raise is an excellent beginner exercise to ensure core function and performance. If performed correctly core function should improve rapidly over the course of a couple of weeks.

Primary muscles worked

  • Core

Secondary muscles worked

  • Rectus femoris
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Steps

Step 1: Anchor the TRX effectively, adjust the straps to long-length.

 

Step 2: Lie on your back directly under the TRX and place both hands in the foot straps palms down.

 

Step 3: Bend both knees and place them on the floor in a comfortable position.

 

Step 4: Engage your core and stabilize through your arms and shoulders.

 

Step 5: Lift both knees up towards your chest while ensuring your core is engaged the entire time.

Step 6: Lower your legs back to the ground while keeping your core strong.

Step 7: Repeat.

How to progress the exercise

Increase difficulty by straightening your knees until your legs are straight and turning the exercise into a straight leg raise.

Additional Information

Man performing the TRX bent leg raise

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