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Knee Raise, Parallel Bars

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Type auxiliary
Mechanics isolated
Direction pull
Equipment parallel bars
Additional Equipment -
x Rate Knee Raise, Parallel Bars

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Stand 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.


Flex 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 / Comments

The 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.

Bodyweight Only Knee Raise, Parallel Bars Starting Position Starting Position
Bodyweight Only Knee Raise, Parallel Bars Ending Position Ending Position


Target Hip Flexors | (Rectus Abdominis)
Synergist Hip Adductors
Stabilizers Rectus Abdominis | Obliques | Triceps Brachii | Latissimus Dorsi | Trapezius, Lower | Deltoid, Posterior | Pectoralis Major, Sternal | Deltoid, Anterior
Bodyweight Only Knee Raise, Parallel Bars Muscles Front
Bodyweight Only Knee Raise, Parallel Bars Muscles Rear