If you are looking at working on your lower abdominals, then hanging leg raises are the perfect exercise for you. Adding this simple exercise will make all the difference to your ab-workout routine. This is basically a core-strengthening exercise that involves the abdominal as well as the oblique muscles. And the best part about this exercise is that you don’t need any equipment for it and do it easily at home. All you need is a bar to hang from and you are good to go!
In the video mobiefit Fitness Icon, Shruti Kerni shows you the correct way to do hanging leg raises. Start by hanging from a bar at the gym or home. Once you get a proper grip, raise your legs to form a 90-degree angle with your torso. Exhale and hold for two seconds before returning to the starting position.Do 10 repetitions of this exercise and you will feel the burn in your lower abs.
According to the American Council on Exercise, when done correctly this exercise is extremely effective at developing your rectus abdominis and your obliques. Also known as the “Captain’s chair” , hanging leg raises also tone up your core muscles. Although this exercise might not much of the tummy fat, it will however, work wonders at toning up and defining your abs.