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.