Leg Overs: Straight Legs Video

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Leg Overs with Straight Legs Description

Step 1. Lie flat on your back with your hands spread out perpendicular to your body. Extend both legs straight up in the air.

Step 2. Use your oblique muscles to resist as you lower both legs to the left side until your feet lightly tough 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. 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 Straight Legs 1

Leg Overs with Straight Legs 2

Updated: April 11th, 2015