Muscles Worked in the One-Handed Bar Hang
Primary muscles worked:
- Grab a bar with one hand, and hang from it.
- Start off by hanging with a tensed and active shoulder, and then gradually experiment with hanging with a more relaxed shoulder.
Hanging from a bar train your grip strength and your shoulders, and hanging in one hand is a good measure of strength. It is an exercise that can improve your shoulder mobility for holding your arms above your head.
Start with short moments of one-handed hanging if you are not used to it, and protect your shoulder by actively tensing the muscles in the shoulder. Then you can gradually start experimenting with a more relaxed shoulder as you get stronger.
Text and graphics from the StrengthLog app.