Hanging Leg Raise

The Hanging Leg Raise (also known as the Hanging Knee Raise) is a great exercise to perform with your ab crunches at the end of your workout.


How to perform the Hanging Leg Raise

  1. Grasp an overhead chin-up bar. Your hands should be just wider than your shoulders and your feet should not be touching the floor.
  2. Slowly raise your knees into your abs. Your legs should be locked at a 90 degree angle.
  3. Hold for 1 or 2 seconds while sqeezing your abs.
  4. Slowly return to the starting position.
  5. Repeat steps 1 - 3 until you've completed the desired number of reps.
Number of Reps 3 sets of between 10 - 15 reps. Try more reps if you can.


Muscles Used

Primary Muscles

Rectus Abdominis

Also known as: Waist (front), Abdominal, Abs

Secondary Muscles

  • Obliques (Sides of the waist)
  • Iliopsoas (Hip)
  • Tensor Fasciae Latae (Hip)
  • Pectineus (Upper Thigh)
  • Sartorius (Inner Thigh)
  • Adductors (Inner Thigh)

Stabilizer Muscles
  • Rectus Femoris (Quads - front of thigh)

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