Hanging Abdominals or (hanging leg raises) is an exercise that is great for building core strength. It involves both the abdominal and oblique muscle groups. It can be done practically anywhere there is a bar to hang from. It is my main and favorite exercise for my entire abdominal area!
When done correctly, the Hanging Abs is very effective at developing both your rectus abdominis, which is the largest muscle of the abdominals, obliques and serratus anterior muscle group. If you’re wanting to tone up your core muscles, the hanging abs is a great exercise to incorporate into your routine.
Most of your abdominal fat tissue rests atop your muscle, so while hanging abs will build and develop the muscle tissue, it will not affect your abdominal fat levels. All the work you do will be hidden beneath the fat layers. In order to show off your great abs, you’ll need to create a caloric deficit every day. This means you burn more calories than you consume each day. But do it wisely with nutrient rich meals and snacks.
Unfortunately, you can’t spot reduce fat in any one specific area. But as you focus on consuming less calories and keep exercising, you will eventually see your fat levels decrease and all your hard work begin to appear.