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Hanging Leg Raise

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muscles:Rectus AbdominisMuscle
auxiliary muscles:ObliquesMuscle, QuadricepsMuscle
required:Pull-up Bar
optional:Weight Cuffs
fitness level:Hard
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (10)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • for this exercise, you need strength in arms and core
  • the focus is on the lower abs, although the whole abs are required
  • beginners should start with the lying leg raise

Starting Position

  • hang yourself on a pull-up bar, you arms are slightly bent
  • your hands are shoulder width apart and encompass the tool with neutral or over hand grip
  • brace the abs and tilt the legs forward, they do not touch the floor anymore

Correct Execution

  • bend the hip and lift the legs until they are parallel to the ground
  • your arms and upper body do not swing during the exercise, this makes it more effective
  • if you have a strong abs musculature, you can hold your legs up for a bit
  • come back to the starting position slowly
  • avoid swinging and lift the legs again

tips for the workout

  1. ease the exercise by bending the legs and bringing up the knees
  2. belt weight cuffs to the ankles to impede