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Hanging Leg Raise

The Hanging Leg Raise is an effective exercise targeting the abs. By lifting your legs while hanging from a bar, it enhances core strength, stability, flexibility, abdominal muscle definition and balance.
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Hanging Leg Raise instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Find a pull-up bar or a similar apparatus for hanging. Hold on with both hands and allow your body to hang straight down.
2
Breathe in and tighten your core to prepare for the leg raise.
3
Use your abdominal muscles to lift your legs up until they are parallel with the floor. Keep your legs straight or knees slightly bent.
4
Slowly lower your legs back down in a controlled manner.
5
Be sure to avoid using momentum or swinging your legs up and then dropping them down quickly. Engage your core throughout the entire movement.
Find a pull-up bar or a similar apparatus for hanging. Hold on with both hands and allow your body to hang straight down.
Breathe in and tighten your core to prepare for the leg raise.
Use your abdominal muscles to lift your legs up until they are parallel with the floor. Keep your legs straight or knees slightly bent.
Slowly lower your legs back down in a controlled manner.
Be sure to avoid using momentum or swinging your legs up and then dropping them down quickly. Engage your core throughout the entire movement.
Equipment needed
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