How to Do Bar Hang: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Bar Hang two-handed

Muscles Worked in the Bar Hang

Muscles worked in the bar hang

Primary muscles worked:

How to Do Bar Hangs

  1. Grab a bar and hang from it.
  2. Experiment with hanging with relaxed or active shoulders.


Hanging from a bar train your grip strength and your shoulders. It is an exercise that can improve your shoulder mobility for holding your arms above your head.

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