How-To Videos Reverse Leg Raise


Follow along with Andrew Dettelbach for some quick tips on how to properly perform MonkeyFeet reverse leg raises. Please use a weight that is most comfortable for you.

Some leg lifts, either in prone or quadruped, you can also do them standing. The goal here is to strengthen the glutes and the hamstrings. You’d normally do this with your head face down on your hands, I’m not going to do that because it’s going to be very loud on the microphone, so I’m going to keep my head up here. You’re going to first tuck your pelvis under, squeezing your glutes, making sure they are nice and tight. Then you're going to reach that foot long, so I’ve got my quad nice and active here, really pointing my toe, then I'm going to squeeze that glute even more and lift it just a little bit off the floor, making sure it's not the lower back that’s getting involved. You want to isolate all this movement to the hip. Now, there’s a couple other things you can do here, so as I lift it, you can just go straight up and down, that's great, you can also go out to the side and in, get some little arches you are making here. You can also lift and hold side to side, or you can lift and hold and make little circles in each direction. 

So go ahead and play around with those positions, if you do it quadruped you're pressing through with the arms, making sure that pelvis is nice and neutral, not arched, not rounded, right in the middle. You're going to maintain that position as you lift that leg upward, and if you’re doing those little crosses over side to side, you’re going to feel that a little bit on the outside of the hip, a little bit in the groin, lots in the glute, lots in the hamstring, even go side to side here, my cheeks! Even in little circles, it's a good one.



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