Seated Bench Leg Pull-in
The Seated Bench Leg Pull-In is a variation of the leg pull exercise that targets the abs, specifically the lower abs. It is performed while seated on a bench or chair. By incorporating this exercise into your routine, you specifically target the lower abs for better muscle definition.
How to do:
- Start by sitting on a flat bench with your legs extended straight out in front of you.
- Place your hands on the sides of the bench for support and stability.
- Lift your legs off the ground, keeping them together and parallel to the floor.
- Maintain this position while keeping your core tight and your balance steady.
- From here, initiate the movement by bending your knees and pulling them towards your chest.
- At the top of the movement, aim to bring your knees as close to your chest as possible.
- Hold the contraction for a moment, focusing on squeezing your lower abs.
- Slowly extend your legs back to the starting position, maintaining control throughout the movement.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
Seated Bench Leg Pull-in – Benefits
The Seated Bench Leg Pull-In primarily targets the lower abdominals, but it also engages the hip flexors and stabilizer muscles of the core. It can help strengthen the core muscles, improve stability, and enhance lower abdominal definition.
Seated Bench Leg Pull-in – Muscles Worked
Target - Rectus Abdominis
Synergists - Obliques