Leg Overs: Bent Knees Video

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Leg Overs with Bent Knees Description

Step 1. Lie flat on your back with your hands spread out perpendicular to your body. Raise both knees up with your lower legs extended out.

Step 2. Use you oblique muscles to lower both legs to your left side, so that your lower leg lightly touches the floor.

Step 3. Then, raise your legs back to the starting position. Repeat the movement to the opposite side for one full repetition.


Leg overs are a core exercise for working the obliques. The user should keep his hands and arms flat on the floor for balance. The user’s upper body should not move at any point during this exercises. Moving the legs to the right and then to the left is one repetition. By performing this exercise with the knees bent, the user will relieve any tightness in the hamstrings, which in turn takes pressure off the low back. Because the low back is where much of the movement is occurring, this exercise may be problematic for those with back problems. The user may attempt to perform the exercise to gauge tolerance, but this exercises should be discontinued if pain is felt.

Leg Overs with Bent Knees 1

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Updated: April 11th, 2015