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5 Important Static Hold Abs Exercises to Build Core Strength

Number 3 is so simple yet deadly - see how many seconds you can hold it for!

4. L – HANG

Similar in form to the L-Sit, this static hold abs exercise is performed in a hanging position. The L Hang requires shoulder and arm strength to sustain the hold and very strong abs and hips to hold the legs parallel to the ground.

L – Hang Technique

  1. Dead hang from a bar or set of rings
  2. Keep the legs straight and held together
  3. Raise the legs until they are parallel to the floor and hold the position


Position your body on your forearms and your toes, line up your arms with your shoulders. Your legs are straight and locked at the knees. Your entire body is in a straight position, including your mid area.

While staying in this position, make sure to squeeze all your working muscles. Check out this articles for different variations to test and build your core strength:

static hold abs exercises like the plank performed here by a female and male athlete are incredibly effective
The infamous plank

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