Hanging Toes to Bar

Hanging Toes To Bar


This exercise involves hanging from a bar and bringing your toes up to touch the bar. It primarily targets the abdominal muscles and requires upper body and grip strength.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Hanging Toes to Bar Instructions

  1. Start by hanging from a pull-up bar with your arms fully extended and your feet off the ground.
  2. Engage your core and begin to lift your legs up towards the bar, keeping them straight.
  3. As your legs come up, try to touch your toes to the bar.
  4. Pause briefly at the top of the movement, then slowly lower your legs back down to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Hanging Toes to Bar Form & Visual

Hanging Toes to Bar

Hanging Toes to Bar Benefits

  • Strengthens the core muscles, including the rectus abdominis, obliques, and hip flexors
  • Improves grip strength and forearm endurance
  • Increases shoulder stability and mobility
  • Enhances overall body control and coordination
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals

Hanging Toes to Bar Muscles Worked

  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Obliques
  • Transverse Abdominis
  • Hip Flexors
  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Rhomboids
  • Trapezius

Hanging Toes to Bar Variations & Alternatives

  • Knees to Elbows
  • Straight Leg Raises
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Toes to Rings
  • Toes to Bar with a Kip