Lying Leg Raises / Throwdowns

How to do the Lying Leg Raises / Throwdowns

Start by lying on a mat with your legs straight out. Lift your legs straight up using only your abdominals and hip flexors. Lower your legs down without them touching the ground. Repeat.

Spotter Information:
A spotter can go behind the participant and throw the persons legs down to create more resistance.

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Abdominal
  • Lower Abdominal
  • Belly
  • Stomach
  • Lower Back
  • Hip Flexors

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
10.1 lbs17.9 16.5 lbs


What is a good starting weight?


Based on an average weight lifted of 10.1 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 5 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Alternatives