Hanging Leg Raises


  • This exercise is performed in the hanging position, with your legs fully extended. If the bar is not high enough to fully extend your legs, keep your knees bent.
  • Raise your legs 90 degrees, trying to keep them straight.
  • Hold for 1 second, then slowly lower them to the starting position.


  • You might find that it is hard to hold on to the bar for too long at first. As you continue to perform hanging exercises, your grip will strengthen.
Primary muscles Abdominals
Secondary muscles Serratus anterior Obliques Hip Flexors