Hanging toes-to-bar

The hanging toes-to-bar is an advanced abdominal exercise in which the lifter touches their feet to a pull-up bar. There are many ways to perform this movement (strict or swinging, arms completely straight or slightly bent, legs straight or bent) each providing unique benefits and challenges. Initially, it may be a difficult move to do for a single rep, but once you build the requisite core, lat, and shoulder strength, it can be performed for higher reps.


  1. Builds serious core strength that carries over to a wide range of lifts
  2. Forces coordination and co-contraction of the lats, shoulders, core, and hip flexors
  3. Builds hamstring flexibility when done strictly
  4. Can be trained in lower strength-focused rep ranges than many other ab exercise

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