Musclemania® Pro Nicolas Iong says, "The hanging leg raise, one of the greatest abs exercises of all time, helps in strengthening your core muscles so that you can get chiseled abs within a few months. It is an unrivaled way of developing your entire abdominal region that everyone would want to incorporate into their workout routine.

How to do Hanging Leg Raises:

- Hang from a pull-up bar, extending both your arms overhead using either a medium grip or a wide grip. Make sure the legs are straight down, and the pelvis is rolled slightly backward. It is your starting position.
- Tense up your mid-section and raise your legs up slowly until the torso is at 90-degree with the legs. Pause for a few seconds.
- Go back to the original position by lowering your legs.
- Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Weighted Hanging Leg Raises:

- Hold the pull-up bars using a shoulder width grip. Keeping your body straight, hang with a dumbbell placed in between the feet. This is your initial position.
- Move your knees up until the torso is at 90-degree with the legs. Pause for a few seconds.
- Go back to the initial position.
- Repeat for desired repetitions.

Hanging Leg Raises Tips:

- Do this exercise slowly, controlling your movements carefully since it takes some time to get used to.
- First, perform the exercise holding your weight, and as you get the hang of it, you can gradually add weight to this workout. Adding too much weight too early could cause a hernia.
- Do not let your torso to swing because using your body’s momentum for doing the exercise will not be beneficial for your abs.