Straight Leg Raise
- HOW: Start by lying on your back. Bend your opposite knee. The first step is to perform a very strong quadricep set by squeeze your thigh as hard as you can. Keeping this constant squeeze, tighten your core muscles and then lift your leg up. Think of making your leg as long as straight as your can while lifting. Then slowly lower back down to starting position.
- FEEL: You should feel an entire contraction of the front thigh muscles.
- COMPENSATION: You should not be feeling these exercise exclusively in the front of your hip. If you only feel the muscles in the front of your hip working, it means you are not squeeze your thigh hard enough or your are not squeeze the thigh when you are lifting your leg. Maintaining the thigh squeeze is the most important part of this exercise!