Leg Lowering

Trunk Conditioning Capacity - 2

Leg Lowering

The leg lowering drill is a dynamic core-strengthening exercise that targets the hip flexors and external obliques while incorporating spine stability. The exercise also improves strength in the lower back.


Lie faceup on the floor. Place your hands slightly under your hips and raise your straight legs up to 90 degrees. Pull your belly button toward the ground, tighten your low back against the ground and slowly lower your legs toward the ground. As soon as you feel your low back begin to arch, raise your legs back to the starting position.

Keep your lower back flat against the ground throughout the entire drill.

Do not let your legs drop. Lower them in a controlled motion.

Squeeze your glutes as your lower your leg to help protect your lower back.


3 x 15 - 20 reps