Get rock hard abs with a bow legged hip-raise workout. Learn about abdominal exercises in this free fitness video.
Hello I am Kyle Brayer and your next in-home abdominal workout will be the bow legged hip raise. The bow legged hip raise is designed to work the bottom row of the abs, to really isolate the lower region. Kerri is going to start with her back flat on the mat, she is going to slide her palms under her glutes palms-down with her fingers pointing toward her toes. From here she is going to try and isolate, I am sorry, she is going to try and lock from the hips to the shoulders. She is going to bring her legs up, try and touch her feet together, the soles of her feet, bow out her legs, and then from here she is just going to lift her hips and her glutes off the ground and back down. It is a very small movement, and it is really going to isolate those lower abs. You notice that Kerri's shoulders and her back are flat on the mat, she does not let them come up, the only thing that is moving are her hips. So again Kerri. Up and back down, and up and back down. The slight movement toward her head is natural when you first begin this exercise, as you get more advanced you want to try and make those legs come straight up at a ninety-degree angle. So come up and back down. Okay and relax. Again the breathing, the positive portion is the difficult part, bringing the hips off the ground, you want to exhale at the positive portion and inhale as the legs come back down through the negative. That is the bow legged hip raise.
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