Hanging Knee Raises

Hanging Knee Raises

Primary muscle group(s): Abs

Secondary: Lower Back

Place your forearms on the pads and grip the handles or bars.
Your arms should be bent at 90 degrees and your upper arms in a straight line with your sides.
Your torso should be straight and your lower back pressed against the pad of the bench.
Keep your legs extended and pointing down to the floor. This is the start position.
Exhale and lift your legs up in a smooth arc bending at the knees until your thighs are about parallel to the floor. Hold for a count of one.
Return to the start position in a smooth, controlled movement while inhaling.

Notes: Do not use momentum or swing your legs to perform this exercise.

As your strength increases, you can rotate your pelvis forward at the top of the movement to engage more of your lower abdominal muscles.

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