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Hanging Leg Raises Benefits

Benefits of Hanging Leg Raises

You will get the benefit of doing hanging leg raises that will not only strengthen your abs but will also strengthen your pull-ups and other movements will also increase in strength as a result. There are a few pointers that should be mentioned in order to the movement correctly.

The first thing is to avoid any momentum at all and you do this by slowing down. This means that once you are hanging and thinking of bending the pull-up bar in your hands you slowly bring your legs up. Slowly means exactly that because it should take you about 5 seconds from start to finish.

This will ensure two things. The first is that you will not be using any momentum whatsoever and secondly you will be isolating your abs and oblique's correctly. Doing this movement correctly is a lot more important than counting your reps and finishing the set.

There are two variations that you can do when you do hanging leg raises. The first is to bring your knees to your chest and tuck in as much as you can. One needs to always keep your arms locked out when doing this and make sure that there is no momentum at all.

The second way of doing hanging leg raises is to keep your legs straight which you will find not only more direct on the abs but it will seem to work deeper in your abs. Make sure that you are not turning your coccyx into the movement and that you just move your legs up and nothing else.

At the risk of repeating it is important that there is no swinging going on and that you have no momentum that you are relying on. The best way to ensure this is to do it SLOWLY and make sure that you are thinking about what you are doing in order to isolate your abs only.

Hanging Leg Raises Muscles Worked

Doing hanging leg raises is at the top of the food chain when it comes to hardcore isolation movements. This is an exercise that works your abs and your oblique’s but it does more than that. It strengthens your grip and works your lats at the same time.

You will find that when this movement is done correctly you will be isolating your abs a lot better than when you do crunches.

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Mike Thiga

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