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Weighted Hanging leg-hip raise

Exercise Profile

Body PartWaist
Primary MusclesRectus Abdominis
Secondary Muscles, Adductor Longus, Iliopsoas, Obliques, Pectineous, Sartorius, Tensor Fasciae Latae
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Introduction to the Weighted Hanging leg-hip raise

The Weighted Hanging leg-hip raise is a challenging core exercise that targets the abs, hips, and lower back, while also improving grip strength and overall body control. It is suitable for intermediate to advanced fitness enthusiasts who want to intensify their abdominal and core workouts. Individuals may choose to incorporate this exercise into their routine to build a stronger, more defined midsection, enhance their athletic performance, and improve their balance and stability.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Weighted Hanging leg-hip raise

  • Begin the exercise by bending your knees and using your lower abs to raise your legs until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
  • From this position, continue to lift your hips and curl your legs up towards your chest, keeping your core engaged throughout the movement.
  • Pause momentarily at the top of the movement, then slowly lower your legs and hips back down to the starting position.
  • Repeat the exercise for the desired number of reps, ensuring to maintain control and avoid swinging or using momentum to raise your legs.

Tips for Performing Weighted Hanging leg-hip raise

  • Controlled Movement: Avoid swinging your legs or using momentum to lift them. This is a common mistake that can lead to back or hip injuries. Instead, use your abdominal and hip muscles to lift your legs in a controlled manner. This will also help you get the most out of the exercise as it engages the correct muscles.
  • Breathing: Remember to breathe correctly during the exercise. Inhale as you lower your legs and exhale as you lift them. Holding your breath can cause dizziness and reduce your performance.
  • Weight Selection: If you're using ankle weights, ensure they are not too heavy. Using weights that are too heavy can

Weighted Hanging leg-hip raise FAQs

Can beginners do the Weighted Hanging leg-hip raise?

Yes, beginners can do the Weighted Hanging Leg-Hip Raise exercise, but it's important to note that this is a more advanced exercise. If you're new to exercising, you should start with the basic Hanging Leg-Hip Raise without weights first. Once you're comfortable with that and have built up some strength, you can gradually add weights. Always remember to maintain proper form to avoid injury, and consider seeking guidance from a fitness professional if you're unsure.

What are common variations of the Weighted Hanging leg-hip raise?

  • Single Leg Hanging Leg-Hip Raise: In this variation, instead of raising both legs together, the individual raises one leg at a time, increasing the intensity of the workout on each side.
  • Bent Knee Hanging Leg-Hip Raise: Instead of keeping the legs straight, the individual bends their knees while lifting them, reducing the difficulty level and making it more suitable for beginners.
  • Twisting Hanging Leg-Hip Raise: In this variation, the individual twists their hips as they raise their legs, targeting the oblique muscles along with the lower abs.
  • Hanging Leg-Hip Raise with Ankle Weights: This variation involves strapping weights to the ankles before performing the exercise, increasing the resistance and making the workout more challenging.

What are good complementing exercises for the Weighted Hanging leg-hip raise?

  • Planks: Planks are another exercise that complements the Weighted Hanging leg-hip raise as they also target the entire core region, improving both strength and endurance, which can enhance performance in the leg-hip raise.
  • Pull-ups: Pull-ups complement Weighted Hanging leg-hip raise as they work on the upper body strength, particularly the back and arm muscles, which is essential for maintaining the hanging position in the leg-hip raise.

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