Parallel Bar Abdominals Knee Raises

Exercise Tips

  • Keep upper body straight
  • Control the motion- do not swing your legs

Parallel Bar Abdominals Knee Raises

This exercise targets your lower abdominals and provides a low cardiovascular benefit.

Muscle Group

Lower Abdominals


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Parallel Bars

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Lower Abdominals

Equipment: Parallel Bars

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Lower Abdominals

Starting Position: Position yourself on the parallel bars, holding onto the handles with your forearms flat on the arm rests. Keep your body straight but relaxed, your legs hanging straight down.

  1. 1 Exhale and bring your knees towards your chest, to a 90 degree angle. At the same time, slightly crunch your upper body towards your knees. Hold for a one count while keeping your abs tight.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly lower your legs to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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