How to Do Hanging Leg Raises

The hanging leg raise is an extremely challenging isolation exercise that primarily targets the lower abdominal muscles, but also works the hip flexors and stabilizes the lower back, as well.

If you haven’t spent a ton of time in the gym lately or are just getting back into shape after a long break, this move probably isn’t one you’ll want to try right off the bat. It requires solid core strength, not mention practice and proper technique. 

When you do feel comfortable (and confident) enough to try it, keep these technical tips in mind:

– Keep your shoulders back

– Engage core and lats 

– Control your legs up 

– Fight momentum/gravity as legs lower