PreparationStand on platform of parallel bar station and grasp bars with overhand grip. Lift body and hold body with straight arms. Keep torso upright and knees and hips slightly flexed.
ExecutionFlex hips and knees to raise thighs up as far as possible. Flexing waist to raise hip slightly at upper point of motion will shift workload to abs. Slowly return and repeat.
Variations / CommentsThe motion of raising legs only works hip flexors in a dynamic way. Abs serve as stabilizers, unless waist is being flexed at top of motion.
|Target||Hip Flexors | (Rectus Abdominis)|
|Stabilizers||Rectus Abdominis | Obliques | Triceps Brachii | Latissimus Dorsi | Trapezius, Lower | Deltoid, Posterior | Pectoralis Major, Sternal | Deltoid, Anterior|