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Knee/Hip Raise On Parallel Bars

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals
Equipment: Other
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Knee/Hip Raise On Parallel Bars Guide

Main Muscle: Abdominals

  1. Position your body on the vertical leg raise bench so that your forearms are resting on the pads next to the torso and holding on to the handles. Your arms will be bent at a 90 degree angle.
  2. The torso should be straight with the lower back pressed against the pad of the machine and the legs extended pointing towards the floor. This will be your starting position.
  3. Now as you breathe out, lift your legs up as you keep them extended. Continue this movement until your legs are roughly parallel to the floor and then hold the contraction for a second. Tip: Do not use any momentum or swinging as you perform this exercise.
  4. Slowly go back to the starting position as you breathe in.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: As you become more advanced you can start to rotate your pelvis forward at the top of the movement to really engage the lower abs. You may also straighten your legs to increase the difficulty of this movement.



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Review: Knee/Hip Raise On Parallel Bars

Exercise Rating
10/10

Jun 17, 2014 10:14 PM: im not tall to reach, to do the hanging leg raise so i guess this will have to do



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9/10

Apr 15, 2014 10:16 PM: I cant hold myself up long enough to do a true hanging leg raise so this is a great replacement for me as I'm still on the road to recovery after a shoulder surgery in November of 2013. Really helps engage the core muscles.



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8/10

Jul 29, 2013 11:39 AM: does this exercise cause back pain or a sprain?



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May 7, 2013 12:40 PM: The best next to hanging reverse crunches for abs!



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Mar 15, 2013 5:40 AM: love this exercise



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9/10

Jan 5, 2013 9:06 AM: I like to do this after hanging pike's, when i'm slowly getting tired and cannot hang anymore.. Still very effective.



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10/10

Jan 5, 2013 6:53 AM: Great Abs exercise. I do 3 sets of 14 reps!



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Jul 21, 2012 1:17 AM: I hold these for 20 seconds and do sets of four. It will bring a burn to your abs. If your abs are more developed hold for longer and more sets.



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Review: Knee/Hip Raise On Parallel Bars

Exercise Rating
10/10

Feb 1, 2012 9:26 PM: This helps my lower abs so much. It feels like the muscles travel through a longer range than crunches allow.



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Exercise Rating
10/10

Jan 22, 2012 2:38 PM: This exercise pulls in so many muscles if done right. I do this on leg days.



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