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Hanging leg lifts


Major muscles used

  • Middle abdominals (Rectus Abdominis)
  • Lower abdominals (Rectus Abdominis)

Performing hanging leg lifts

  • Hang fully extended from a chin-up bar with your palms facing out. Your hands should be 2-4 inches farther than shoulder-width apart.
  • Your knees should be slightly bent and your back straight.
  • Keeping your legs together, slowly raise your knees upward as far as you can. Slightly tuck your pelvis forward. Hold for a second flexing your abdominals.
  • Your lower legs (from knees to toes) should be vertical.
  • Slowly lower your legs to the starting position in a controlled manner.

Be careful

  • Don't swing or rock to create an upward momentum. Use your abdominals to do the lifting and lowering in a slow, controlled manner.

Alternative exercises to hanging leg lifts

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