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How to Do Hanging Leg Lifts

Get Lifted: Hanging Leg Lifts

OK ladies — ask and you shall receive. After I posted about women having coregasms while working out, many of you commented that you experience them easily while doing hanging leg lifts. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this move, allow me to explain. They target your abs, quads, and lower back, and all the stimulation in that area can send some women through the roof.

To learn how to do this move,


  • Hold onto a pull-up bar with both hands, and make sure your shoulder muscles are engaged. If you don't have one, or it's too difficult to use, a captain's chair makes a great modification.
  • Engage your upper body and your abs. Then lift both legs up so your feet are out in front of you. Keep your legs straight if you can holding briefly here, and then lower your legs back to the starting position. Move in a slow and controlled manner when lifting and lowering, so you're using your muscles and not gravity or momentum.
  • Do 15 to 20 lifts.

This exercise can be really tough on your lower back if you keep both legs straight. So if you're feeling pain, try lifting one leg at a time, or do this exercise with your knees bent. If it still hurts, stop altogether and do one of these ab exercises instead.

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Spectra Spectra 7 years
FYI--these are the legendary "coregasm" exercises. I do these and they feel incredible. I never get an orgasm, but I have come pretty close.
misskacie misskacie 7 years
Ouchie ouch ouch. I'm like 80% leg. I'll have to keep working a while until I'm strong enough to lift all that bottom-half mass! Major admiration to anyone who does this, though.
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
These are good!
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
These are good!
kclulu kclulu 7 years
I agree tlsgirl, I have a problem with swinging when I do those so I also use the Captains chair.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I love the Captain's Chair! I tend to swing a little when doing this on a regular pull-up bar, but the chair keeps my form really tight.
Karelynn Karelynn 7 years
Wow, that sounds great. I'll have to try this..
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