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    Hnaging Leg Raises-can u go to high?

    hello- I've been able to do these leg raises up to the point where my body is shaped like an "L"- I've seen some do them up to where the body is like a "V" where there toes almost reach their actual hands-
    is this too high? does it have any benefit to go this high- i know it is ALOT harder too though...thanks..

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    just a theory but i think bringing your legs up higher stimulates your abs more, since your abs are responsible bringing your hips towards your ribcage, so by bringing up your legs that high you are essentially using your abs to bring your legs up higher. I however do not do these with straigh legs, i tuck my legs in to my chest and do a sort of "hanging crunch" i feel this in my abs a lot after i do that.

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    From the position with your legs straight, you use your hips to bring your legs up to parallel. From parallel up, it's mostly abs I believe. If you want to try and isolate your abs on this, you should start with your abs at parallel to the grouns and raise them higher, contracting the abs.
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    Originally posted by LATMAN
    From the position with your legs straight, you use your hips to bring your legs up to parallel. From parallel up, it's mostly abs I believe. If you want to try and isolate your abs on this, you should start with your abs at parallel to the grouns and raise them higher, contracting the abs.
    yeah what i said except worded much better.

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