Seated Leg Tuck / Pull-In

How to Seated Leg Tuck / Pull-In

Seated leg tucks (or leg pull-ins) can be done in the gym – or at home. No equipment is required and they’re an excellent isolation movement for targeting and defining your abs, as well as your obliques.


: Abdominals, Obliques


: Beginner


: None


: Strength, Toning

How to do Seated Leg Tucks:

Start Seated Leg Pull-In Exercise

Flat Bench Seated Leg Tuck Finish

  1. Sit on a bench with your legs stretched out in front of you, holding on to the sides. Your legs should be slightly bent and you should be leaning back at about a 45-degree angle from the bench. You can also do this exercise while sitting on the floor, leaning back just a bit further to elevate your legs off the ground.
  2. Slowly bring your knees in towards you as you move your torso closer and squeeze your abdominal muscles.
  3. Slowly return to the starting position and focus on keeping your abs tight during the entire movement.
  4. Repeat exercise for the suggested number of repetitions.
  5. For a slight variation, twist your body to one side, and then the other during each rep to target the obliques.

Demonstration Video:

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