Hanging Leg Raise

Hanging Leg Raise


This exercise involves hanging from a pull-up bar and raising your legs up towards your chest, engaging your core muscles. It is a challenging exercise that targets the lower abs and hip flexors.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Hanging Leg Raise Instructions

  1. Hang from a pull-up bar with your arms straight and your feet off the ground.
  2. Engage your core and lift your legs up towards your chest, keeping them straight.
  3. Pause at the top of the movement and then slowly lower your legs back down to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Hanging Leg Raise Form & Visual

Hanging Leg Raise

Hanging Leg Raise Benefits

  • Strengthens the abdominal muscles
  • Improves core stability and balance
  • Targets the hip flexors and lower back muscles
  • Increases flexibility in the hips and lower back
  • Can be modified to increase or decrease difficulty
  • Requires minimal equipment and can be done at home or in the gym

Hanging Leg Raise Muscles Worked

  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Obliques
  • Hip Flexors

Hanging Leg Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • Weighted Hanging Leg Raise
  • Side-to-Side Hanging Leg Raise
  • Oblique Hanging Leg Raise
  • Windshield Wiper Hanging Leg Raise
  • Dragon Flag