Primary muscles: Abs, core
Secondary muscles: Quads, hip flexors
Exercise for the opposite muscles: Back extensions
DUMBBELL LEG LOOP INSTRUCTIONS
1. Sit on the floor with your legs fully extended, hold a dumbbell on your right hand, lean your torso back, and lift your legs a few inches off the floor.
2. Drive your right knee up toward the chest, and loop the dumbbell under the right knee and to the left hand.
3. Switch legs and repeat.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Keep your upper body stable and use your core strength to maintain a neutral spine at all times. Relax your head and neck, keep your legs off the floor, and breathe out as you drive your knee toward the chest and squeeze the abs.
The dumbbell leg loop targets your abs and challenges your core. This exercise also strengthens your legs, helps to improve your posture and prevents lower back pain and injury.
SETS AND REPS
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the dumbbell leg loop, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: