Leg Lowering Drill

The leg lowering drill is a dynamic core-strengthening exercise that targets the hip flexors and external obliques while incorporating spine stability. The exercise also improves strength in the lower back.


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    Lie face up on the floor with your knees slightly bent. Tighten your abs and raise your legs until they are perpendicular to the floor.
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    Press your lower back into the floor and lower your legs as close to the ground as you can before reversing the movement to return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep your lower back flat against the ground throughout the entire drill.
  • Do not let your legs drop. Lower them in a controlled motion.
  • Squeeze your glutes as your lower your leg to help protect your lower back.