Lying Leg-Hip Raise (Reverse Crunch)

  • force pull
  • level beginner
  • category core
  • movement compound


  • Lie supine on mat with knees bent and feet either flat or raised to form a 90 degree angle at the knee.
  • Raise legs by flexing at the hips while simultaneously flexing the knees. Continue to raise knees towards shoulders by raising hips a few inches off of the mat.
  • Return lower back to mat and extend hips and knees until back to starting position. Repeat.

Tips and Tricks

To make this exercise more challenging, perform with fully extended knees.

To make this exercise easier, perform with knees bent at a 90 degree angle.

Muscles Used
legend Target muscle Synergist muscles Stabilizer muscles
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