University Recreation


Hanging Leg Raise

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Abdominals
Secondary Muscles: Hip Flexors
Body Area: Core
Modality Types: Body Weight Body Weight
Equipment: No Equipment

Hanging Leg Raise Hanging Leg Raise

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Start hanging from a chin-up bar with both arms extended at arms length in top of you using either a wide grip or a medium grip.
  • Legs should be extended straight down in front of body
  • Raise your legs until the torso makes a 90-degree angle with the legs
  • Go back slowly to the starting position by reversing steps above


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