Can’t get legs straight for leg raises?


  • Having trouble straightening your legs during leg raises?
  • Can’t seem to get your legs any higher in the air?

female doing floor leg raisers

Well in this blog I’ll show you how you can achieve those nice elongated legs up in the air!

Holding your legs in mid air requires not only muscles & joint flexibility but also muscles strength to be able to prolong the hold without shaking and at the same time making it look elongated and effortless.

In this video I’ll run through a few simple tests to see if length or strength is the limiting factor that prevents you from maintaining straight elongated legs within mid air.


Who knows? You might realise it’s actually both the flexibility & the strength that is limiting you!

Keeping in mind these tips/advice are of general nature and do not take your injuries/history into considerations. If you are experiencing any pain or would like an individualised tailored program to help improve your dancing, I highly recommend you speak to any one of your physiotherapists to guide you through your dance journey.

Here at Capital Physiotherapy, our women’s health physiotherapists are the experts in helping you to fix your issues as well as all the discomfort that comes with it!

We can help you lead a healthier and pain free lifestyle.

Our female physiotherapist will be able to give a full assessment on you and come out with individualised advice/ treatment plan that is tailored for your particular needs.

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