Hanging Leg Raises

Main muscles worked: Rectus abdominis (abs), hip flexors

How to perform this exercise?

  • Find a bar where you can hang without touching the ground with your feet
  • Lift your legs and butt towards you in a crunching movement
  • Lead with your knees and try to hit the bar with your toes
  • It’s important that you lift your pelvis too and not just your legs
  • Work in a controlled tempo on the way down
  • Squeeze your glutes on the way down to avoid swinging back and forth