How to do a Leg Pull-In

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About Leg Pull-In

Sets Logged
2,517,013
Popularity Rank
65th
Difficulty
Beginner
Abs Strength
97 mSCORE 9th
Equipment Required
    Bodyweight-only
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
None

Instructions: How To

Leg Pull in is a bodyweight exercise that targets your core. By raising your legs off the ground, you’re already engaging your core. Additionally your core helps to pull your legs in towards your chest.

  1. Lie on your back with your knees extended and arms by your sides with your palms facing down.
  2. Brace your torso by breathing into your stomach and flexing your abdominal muscles.
  3. Keep your arms on the floor as you pull your knees up to your chest while keeping your shins parallel with the floor.
  4. Once your thighs come into contact with your midsection, hold this position for a moment.
  5. Lower your legs under control to the starting position.

Common Mistakes

  • Dropping Your Heels

    Don’t allow your heels to drop between reps. Keep them elevated throughout the entire exercise. You would be able to perform more reps by giving yourself some time to rest between reps, however it will make this exercise less effective. Focus on keeping your core engaged, and your legs elevated.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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  • beginner
    3
    sets
    9
    reps
    1 Set Max
    10
    reps
  • intermediate
    4
    sets
    9
    reps
    11
    reps
  • advanced
    4
    sets
    10
    reps
    12
    reps

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