Hanging Oblique Knee Raises

Exercise Tips

  • Do not swing your legs or your body to gain an advantage
  • Do not simply lift your knees, focus on contracting your abdominals

Hanging Oblique Knee Raises

This exercise targets your obliques and provides a low to moderate cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Obliques (Sides)


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Pullup Bar

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Obliques (Sides)

Equipment: Pullup Bar

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Obliques

Starting Position: Hang from a pullup bar with your arms about 1.5 feet apart. Keep your body straight and your knees slightly bent.

  1. 1 Using your abdominals, exhale and curl your knees six inches above your waist while twisting them towards one side of your body. Keep the rest of your body facing forward.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly bring them back down to the starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise, alternating sides until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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