Question about hanging leg raises

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2003
Question about hanging leg raises
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Sat, 02-04-2012 - 11:31am

I'm hoping one of you ladies will have the answers. I know the hanging leg raises are a good exercise, but with or without gloves I just have a really hard time hanging onto the bar for that long - and I can't figure out how to solve that question. I can do my first set, but after that my hands continue to get weaker and slip off the bars. Right now I'm just using an palms front grip, medium width apart, usually on the pull up machine. I can raise the legs no problems, it's my darn arms that give out!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2010
Sat, 02-04-2012 - 1:05pm

Do you have a Roman Chair at work??

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Sun, 02-05-2012 - 8:06pm

I have the same problem, too.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 02-06-2012 - 8:52am

Ouch.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2003
Mon, 02-06-2012 - 12:46pm

Thanks ladies! I can use the roman chair - but I wasn't sure if it gave the same benefits, since you are supported at the back. When I used to do gymnastics we had hand loops that would keep you on the bar - maybe that's what I need!