Hanging Straight Leg-Hip Raise

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Hanging Straight Leg-Hip Raise

Instructions

Preparation

Grasp and hang from high bar.

Execution

Raise legs by flexing hips until fully flexed. Continue to raise feet toward bar by flexing waist. Return until waist and hips are extended downward. Repeat.

Comments

Attempt to decrease shoulder flexion during movement. Rectus Abdominis and Obliques only dynamically contract if actual waist flexion occurs. With no waist flexion, Rectus Abdominis and External Oblique will only isometrically contract to stabilize pelvis and waist during hip flexion. Waist flexion will occur earlier in lift if legs are straighter or Hamstrings are not that flexible. See Spot Reduction Myth and Lower Ab Myth. Also Weighted Hanging Straight Leg Raise.

Easier

Movement can be made easier by Bending knees or performing exercise on incline board.

Harder

Exercise can be made more challenging by placing weight between ankles, although caution should be practiced not to accidentally drop weight onto head or body.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Pull

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