Hanging Oblique Knee Raise

The hanging oblique crunch an abdominal exercise that targets both the rectus abdominus or “six-pack” muscles, and the oblique muscles. It can be performed hanging from a bar, or if grip strength is a limitation, by placing the elbows in ab straps. If hanging from a straight bar is uncomfortable to the wrists or shoulder, you can also perform them hanging with a neutral grip (palms facing one another)


  1. Targets multiple parts of the abs
  2. Allows you to train in lower strength-focused rep ranges
  3. If performed hanging, can improve grip strength and overhead shoulder mobility

Hanging Oblique Knee Raise Images


Hanging Oblique Knee Raise Instructions

Hanging Oblique Knee Raise muscle diagram
  1. Take a grip on pull-ups bars; hang with your knees together and your body straight. This will be your starting position.
  2. Initiate the movement by flexing the hips and knees, drawing the legs up. Pull the knees up into one side, going above 90 degrees at the hip. Avoid any swinging, performing the exercise with control.
  3. Return to the starting position and then perform the movement to the other side. Continue alternating until the set in complete.