How To​ Do Hanging Leg Raises

Hanging Leg Raises


  • Increase Abdominal Strength
  • Increase Abdominal Hypertrophy

Prime Movers:

  1. Rectus Abdominis (Abs)

How To Do Hanging Leg Raises

  • Grasp a pull-up bar or stable object high enough so that your feet do not touch the ground when fully extended. Use a double overhand, shoulder width or wider, grip.
  • Before hanging from the bar, create an external rotation (twist thumbs towards your eyes) torque on the bar to put your shoulders in a more safe position. Keep this torque throughout the exercise.
  • Begin hanging from the bar with your legs fully extended and pushed slightly in front of your body.
  • While keeping your torso relatively vertical, raise your legs as high as you can while curling your hips towards your chest.
  • Slowly control the descent and avoid swinging between repetitions.

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