- Grasp and hang from high bar with slightly wider than shoulder
width overhand grip.
- With knees straight, raise legs by flexing hips until hips
are completely flexed or knees are well above hips. Return until
hips are extended downward. Repeat.
- Rectus Abdominis and Obliques only contract
dynamically if actual waist flexion occurs. With no waist
flexion, Rectus Abdominis and External Oblique will only act
to stabilize pelvis and waist during hip flexion. It may be necessary
to completely flex hips before waist flexion is possible as in
hip leg raise. Also see Spot
Reduction Myth and Lower
- Knees can flex along with hips to decrease intensity. Alternatviely,
exercise can be made easier by lying on flat surface or incline
- Exercise can be performed with added weight. Knees may also
be kept straigher throughout leg raise to increase intensity.
Knees can also be raise to shoulders to dynamically involve Rectus