|Tighten Your Abdominals with Hanging Leg Raises
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Hanging Leg Raises are becoming one of the
most popular abdominal exercises, and with good
Hanging Leg Raises are
becoming one of the most popular abdominal exercises, and with good
reason. This intense movement is a great way to target the entire
abdominal region including the difficult to hit lower abs.
If you’re not already incorporating Hanging Leg Raises into
your ab routine on a regular basis, you should give them a go.
Here’s the basic technique.
You begin the movement hanging from a Lat Pull-up bar. Your grip
should be about shoulder width apart, and your arms should remain
fully extended throughout the movement.
You want to bend your knees slightly and keep them bent
Now, using your ab muscles only, raise your legs up to a point
where your feet are about level with your belly button (note: you
do not want to swing your legs up with your hips—focus on
As typical with abs, hold the peak contraction for a count of one
or two and squeeze hard. Perform the negative portion of the
movement slowly by lowering your legs resisting somewhat on the way
down. Repeat for a tight set of 12-20 reps.
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