Leg Lift with Rubberband
tightens and tones muscles in the hip and buttocks. The muscles of the leg
you stand on while doing the exercise are also being strengthened
Rubberband tied above the knees
- Stand holding
a wall or back of a sturdy chair if you feel you need help you're your balance.
- Lift your right
leg sideways to about 45 degrees.
- Slowly lower
- Do the desired
number of repetitions, then switch sides
- Keep the toes
and knee of the leg you are lifting facing forward. If you rotate your leg
so the toes and knee are facing the ceiling, you will work the front of the
thighs instead of the hip.
- If you are using
a wall or chair to steady your balance, hold it lightly and avoid leaning
- Avoid swinging
the leg sideways. Move slowly by contracting the muscle first.
- Keep your shoulders
facing forward throughout the exercise. Avoid rotating at the waist.
Do ten to twelve repetitions per leg. This equals one set. Do one to three sets.
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