4 Progressions for the Hanging Leg Raise (Video)

Al Kavadlo


New York City, New York, United States

Bodyweight Exercise

Welcome to our brand-new series featuring calisthenics expert Al Kavaldo. This week, Al demonstrates four progressions for the hanging leg raise. This exercise is a phenomenal core strength developer. Don't underestimate the progressions though. As well as building you up to the full movement, they are strength builders in their own right.


The progressions are:



  • Hanging bicycle
  • Hanging knee raise
  • Half hanging leg raise
  • Full hanging leg raise


Once you have mastered the full hanging leg raise, give these variations a go:


  • One arm hanging leg raise
  • Twisting hanging knee raise
  • Windshield wiper
  • Skin the cat
  • Rollover


Every Sunday, we feature a new bodyweight strength training video from calisthenics expert Al Kavadlo. Al is also famous for smiling while performing some of the most difficult bodyweight exercises imaginable!



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