Hanging leg raise
Trunk Conditioning Strength & Stiffness
Hanging Leg Raise
Develop isometric trunk strength (anterior dominant)
Develop hip flexor strength
Hanging leg raise start position.
Hanging leg raise top position.
Hang from a bar with the elbows straight
Find a neutral back position and tighten the trunk
Raise both legs simultaneously and flex at the knees
The thighs should reach parallel to the ground in the top position
Avoid any flexion through the lower back, and keep the movement slow to avoid swinging
3 x 8–12 repetitions (2–3min recovery)
Perform from a position supported by the forearms
Raise one leg at a time
Keep the legs straight during each raise