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Flat Bench Abdominals Leg Pull Ins

Exercise Tips

  • Make sure you do not do any of the work with your arms
  • Control the motion, do not swing your legs

Flat Bench Abdominals Leg Pull Ins

This exercise targets your lower abdominals area and provides a low to moderate cardiovascular benefit.

Muscle Group

Lower Abdominals


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Flat Bench

Cardiovascular Benefit

Low to Moderate

Muscle Group: Lower Abdominals

Equipment: Flat Bench

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low to Moderate

Exercise Category: Lower Abdominals

Starting Position: Sit in the middle of a flat bench with your legs together, a foot above the bench and hanging off the end. Place your hands at your sides, about a foot behind your body. Lean back to a 45 degree angle, bending your elbows.

  1. 1 Keeping your upper body in starting position, exhale and bring your knees toward your chest. Your knees should stay touching and you should not bring them past your butt. Your shins will stay parallel to the bench.
  2. 2 Inhale and return your legs to starting position, about a foot off the bench.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.