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.
How to do Seated Leg Tucks:
- 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.
- Slowly bring your knees in towards you as you move your torso closer and squeeze your abdominal muscles.
- Slowly return to the starting position and focus on keeping your abs tight during the entire movement.
- Repeat exercise for the suggested number of repetitions.
- For a slight variation, twist your body to one side, and then the other during each rep to target the obliques.
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