Twisting Leg Raises

How to do the Twisting Leg Raises

Hang from a chin-up bar or some gyms have benches specifically made for hanging leg raises. Raise your knees up as high as you can in a diagonal fashion (bringing one knee towards opposite shoulder). Hold the position at the top and then lower your legs back down. Repeat on the other side. Be sure to use your abdominal muscles and not momentum to move your legs.
Spotter Information:
no spotter is required.

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Lower Abdominal
  • Abdominal
  • Belly
  • Stomach
  • Hip Flexors
  • Isolation

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
30.7 lbs13 69.8 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 30.7 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 15 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Twisting Leg Raises

Purpose Type Level
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Muscular Definition Beginner
Sport Specific Advanced
Muscular Definition Advanced
Muscular Definition Advanced
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Sport Specific Advanced

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Tracking Your Weights

There are lots of easy ways to track your sets and reps. One easy way is through a little book that you can take with you to the gym. This book has progress charts, workouts and lots of tools you can use to always make sure you are improving.