This has been a goal of mine for I don’t know how long, to achieve full range one arm hanging leg raises. This video captures the first reps I’ve ever done.
Now, this was never a primary goal for me. Maybe even tertiary. Something I wanted to get but was not really focusing my training on.
Lately, I have been doing lots of hanging leg raises of the two arm variety. I’ve done more reps than ever…and also the strictest form I’ve ever done. In doing that training, it’s no wonder that I then was able to achieve this.
As you can see, I only managed it on my right arm for now. My left is having a harder time supporting in the top position. But within a couple of months at most, I should be repping out with both arms.
I’ve also been working on the ab wheel rollouts and having good success there. At least when it comes to bodyweight ab training, I’ve never been stronger.
And everything I’ve been doing is what I laid out years back in The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Ab Exercises. In my mind the hanging leg raises and ab wheel are the best bodyweight ab exercises and I show you how to progress with them from the very basics (which in both cases involves the knees, aka hanging knee raises and knee rollouts).
That’s not to say that there aren’t harder bodyweight ab exercises like flags, levers, planches, v-sits, etc. Just that those all don’t have very good beginner progressions. Before those, you need to build a stronger base. And that’s what this book is all about.