Muscles: Abdominal, Obliques, Iliopsaos & Adductors
With your palms turned towards your face grasp the lower bar with both hands. Flex your arms, shoulders and abdominal muscles to stablized your upper body. Keeping your feet together, slowly raise your feet off of the floor by bringing both legs up from the hip. Ensure your legs stay straight and even to each other. To reduce the level of difficulty you can bend at the knees as you lift your legs.
Once your legs and torso make a 90 degree angle, in a slow, controlled motion lower your legs down just before they touch the floor then lift again. If you can’t lift to 90 degrees, lift as high as you can and set 90 degrees as your goal.
Reps: 10 to 15 reps
Sets: 3 to 5 sets