Hanging Leg Raises
- Grip a chin up or pull up bar with a firm overhand grip.
- Hang from the bar with your legs straight.
- Raise your legs by flexing your hips forward and bending your knees up towards your chest.
- Continue to raise your knees towards your chest by flexing your waist forward. Don’t swing your body to use momentum. Use your abdominals to pull your legs up.
- Return to the starting position, lowering your legs slowly until they are straight.
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Hanging leg raises is a gym work out exercise that targets abs and also involves forearms and glutes & hip flexors. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Reverse bench crunches, hanging windshield wipers and decline bench crunches / sit-ups are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as hanging leg raises. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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