I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff.
Lying on the incline bench with your hands gripping the handles :
Raise your legs up to the horizontal
Raise your pelvis by rounding your spine to try to touch your head with your knees
This exercise works your muscles in 2 phases :
When you raise your legs, it’s iliopsoas, rectus femoris and tensor fasciae latae that work.
When you round your back, it’s your abs, mainly the part under your navel of the rectus abdominis that work.
This exercise is great for people who have difficulty to feel the work on abs. As this movement is difficult, it’s advisable for beginners to adjust the bench with a low inclination.
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