Side Knee Raises (Hanging Straps)

Performance Description
  1. With the arm straps securely anchored, places arms into the straps.
  2. Lower the arms until they are resting in the straps.
  3. The straps are ideally positioned when above the elbow and slightly into the arm pit.
  4. Gently put your hands on the hanging part of the straps. Do not grip the straps tightly, as this can relieve weight from the abs.
  5. Rotating at the waist, point both your knees to the left or right (depending on what side you are working out) or alternate directions (not recommended) after each repetition.
  6. Bend your knees as much as possible, basically to the point that the heels of the feet touch the glutes.
  7. Keeping the straps parallel to the ground, slowly bring the knees in front of the chest, exhaling throughout the motion.
  8. Hold this position for 1-2 seconds.
  9. Slowly bring the knees back down to the starting position, inhaling throughout the motion.
  10. Switch knee orientation to opposite side (if alternating repetitions were not done).
  11. Repeat steps 7-9.
Primary Muscle(s)
Abdominals (Rectus Abdominis)
Abdominals (Rectus Abdominis: Upper Aspect)
Obliques (External Oblique)
Obliques (Internal Oblique)
Secondary Muscle(s)
Hips (Iliopsoas: Iliacus)
Hips (Iliopsoas: Psoas Major)
Hips (Iliopsoas: Psoas Minor)
Serratus (Anterior)
Thighs (Quadriceps: Rectus Femoris)
Tertiary Muscle(s)
Forearms (Flexor: Carpi Radialis)
Forearms (Flexor: Carpi Ulnaris)
Forearms (Flexor: Digitorum Profundus)
Forearms (Flexor: Digitorum Superficialis)
Forearms (Flexor: Pollicis Longus)
Hips (Tensor Fascia Lata)
Further Clarification
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