Trainer: Ann Erik, Tilton Fitness in Galloway Township
Exercise: Straight-leg cable raise
Muscles targeted: Glutes, hamstrings, core
Equipment: Dual adjustable pulley (beginner weight 5 to 7.5 pounds; advanced weight 10 to 15 pounds
Sets/reps: 3 sets/15 to 20 reps per leg
Place your right foot in the ankle attachment and attach to the cable. Place your left knee on the bench and hold onto the bench with both arms.
Starting at a 90-degree angle, raise the leg to about hip-level and return to 90-degree angle. Use smooth, controlled movements and keep your core engaged. Repeat 15 to 20 times and switch legs.