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Hanging Leg Raises

Hanging Leg Raises is an effective bodyweight exercise that targets the abdominal muscles, specifically the rectus abdominis and the hip flexors. This exercise involves suspending yourself from a chin-up bar or handles and lifting your legs towards your torso. The movement engages your core muscles and can help to improve your overall core strength, stability, and control. In this article, we will provide step-by-step instructions on how to properly perform Hanging Leg Raises, as well as tips on how to modify the exercise to suit your fitness level and goals.

How to perform Hanging Leg Raises

  1. Take hold of a chin-up bar or handles and allow your body to hang perpendicular to the floor. This will be your starting position.
  2. Exhale and contract your abdominal muscles to elevate your legs in front of your body. You can either keep your legs as straight as possible or bend at the knees.
  3. Continue lifting your legs until they create a 90-degree angle with your torso. If you have bent your knees, you should have a 90-degree angle at both your hips and knees.
  4. Pause briefly at the top of the movement, squeezing your abs.
  5. Inhale and slowly lower your legs back down along the same path into the starting position.
  6. Make sure to perform the movement slowly and with control to prevent swinging.

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