How To Do Knee / Hip Raise???

Want to know how to do Knee / Hip Raise? Read on further for detailed workout instructions, notes, video and pro tips for learning proper form and train better for it.


Want to learn how to do Knee / Hip Raise? Read on further for detailed workout instructions, notes, video and pro tips for learning proper form and train better for it.

 

WHAT IS KNEE / HIP RAISE?

Knee / Hip Raise are performed to work over  Abs & Obliques.

 

WHAT MUSCLES DOES KNEE / HIP RAISE WORKOUT?

Primary muscle:  Abs & Obliques, Glutes & Hamstrings, Middle & Lower Back / Lats are primarily benefited by Knee / Hip Raise.
Secondary muscle:  Middle & Lower Back / Lats are the secondarily affected muscles.

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES KNEE / HIP RAISE REQUIRE?

Any suitable apparatus would help you do Knee / Hip Raise.

 

HOW TO DO KNEE / HIP RAISE?

Performing the 7 steps below, you will be able to do this exercise properly:

  1. Rest your forearms on the pads of the apparatus you are using for performing knee / hip raise.
  2. Hold the bars of the apparatus with your hands and keep your torso straight.
  3. Starting position: keep your legs straight and extended downwards towards the floor.
  4. Pull up your legs by folding your legs from knees.
  5. Final position: Continue to do so, until your thighs come parallel to the floor. Exhale while you perform this step.
  6. Inhale and return to the starting position.
  7. Repeat the above steps to complete your reps.

 

IS THERE ANY PRECAUTION TO BE TAKEN CARE OF WHILE PERFORMING KNEE / HIP RAISE?

Yes! Avoid using momentum or swinging of your legs while performing this exercise.

 

ARE THERE ANY ALTERNATIVES FOR PERFORMING KNEE / HIP RAISE?

Yes!

  • When you have enhanced your strength by performing this exercise more often, you can rotate your pelvis until it reaches the top of the movement. This shall involve more usage of your lower abdominal muscles.
  • You may also keep your legs extended in throughout the exercise to increase the difficulty level of the exercise.

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF WORKING OUT KNEE / HIP RAISE?

This exercise is moderate to hard.

 

WHO ALL CAN PERFORM KNEE / HIP RAISE?

Anyone can perform this exercise.

 

WHICH OTHER EXERCISES EFFECT THE SAME PRIMARY MUSCLES AS KNEE / HIP RAISE DOES?

There are 5 exercises benefiting the same primary muscles:

  1. Cross-Body Crunch
  2. Knee / Hip Raise
  3. Kneeling Cable Crunch
  4. Swiss Ball Crunch
  5. Alternate Heel Touchers

This is just not to it. Find out the other best bodybuilding exercises here.

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