Hanging Leg Raise
As individuals search high and low for exercises that can help them tone and flatten belly muscles, the Hanging Leg Raise is likely to be one they encounter. This abdominal exercise, unlike some others, does require that individuals have access to certain equipment, but it is otherwise fairly simple. The only equipment needed in order to perform a Hanging Leg Raise is a chin up bar, which some people have at home and others will find at their local gym.
The Hanging Leg Raise begins with individual hanging from the chin up bar while holding onto the bar with an overhand grip. From this position and with body suspended in the air, the individual lifts at the hips, bringing the lower body upward toward the chest. When the knees are raised as high as possible, the individual holds the position briefly before lowering the legs. One Hanging Leg Raise will probably be fairly challenging for some people, and an entire set of them should prove to be formidable for most. Doing Hanging Leg Raises is one way to try to flatten belly muscles, especially the muscles of the lower abdomen, since these are used to draw the lower body upward while hanging from the chin up bar.