Calves, Hips & Buttocks, Hyperstrike Exercise Videos, Legs

Straight-leg Raise — Seated

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Muscle Groups
  • Calves
  • Hips & Buttocks
  • Legs
  • Hip-flexor strength
  • Quadriceps strength


The straight leg raise performed seated strengthens the hip flexors and quadriceps. This is a good exercise for anyone with limited balance and strength. The straight leg raise can be included in a lower body workout and may be particularly helpful for patellofemoral syndrome or patellar tendinitis.


  • Seated on the ground, lean back with one leg out in front and the other leg bent.
  • Pull the toes of the stretched-out leg back as far as you can and raise the entire leg up, keeping the knee straight.
  • Return to the relaxed position.


  • Bending the knee instead of keeping it locked