Exercise Name: Bent Knee Hip Raise
Main Muscle: Abs
Secondary Muscle(s): N/A
Equipment Required: *N/A—Body Weight Exercise

*Although this abs exercise is pictured as a body weight exercise, you can increase the amount of resistance by holding a dumbbell or medicine ball between your feet.

Bent Knee Hip Raise Instructions

This is a great abdominal exercise to strengthen your abdominals.

It’s no secret that six pack abs are one of the most coveted muscle groups when it comes to a man’s physique. Movie stars have them and women crave them – yet, it is one of the more challenging things to accomplish. Some might even say that a man’s abs are a barometer for how fit he really is. If you’re looking to get six pack abs, you’ve come to the right place. With a little bit of training and the right diet (after all, abs are made in the kitchen – not in the gym), you’ll have washboard abs in no time.

To Perform the Bent Knee Hip Raise

  1. Lie on your back with your arms outstretched to your sides.
  2. Bend your knees at a 60 degree angle and hold your feet up just off the floor.
  3. While keeping your back and arms down, raise your hips up and off the floor so that your knees are over your chest.
  4. Contract your abs for a moment and then return to the starting position.

Bent Knee Hip Raise Tips

  1. Perform this exercise in a slow and controlled manner.