Seated Leg Tucks

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Abdominals
Secondary Muscle(s) None
Equipment Bodyweight
Emphasis Compound
Type Pull

Seated Leg Tucks Instruction

  • Be seated on the floor with your legs extended in front of you. 
  • Bend your knees slightly and elevate your legs so your feet are off the ground.
    • Don't cross your legs.
  • Your torso is leaning back slightly. Still maintain the strong position of your neutral spine & neck with your shoulders back.
    • Don't brace your core as if you are about to perform a max effort squat or deadlift. 
  • Your hands are planted into the floor at your sides.
  • Bring your knees into your stomach while maintaining a relatively neutral spine. 
  • Return to the starting position in a controlled manner.
  • Keep your legs and feet off the floor during the duration of the set.


  • This is a controlled movement. Resist the urge to speed through it.
  • Create the mind-muscle connection that your legs are passive throughout the movement.
  • Don't let your low back arch during the execution. 
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