Side Leg Lift
exercise 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.
For greater resistance, use ankle weights or tie a rubber band above your knees
(easier) or around your ankles (harder).
Stand with your hands on your hips and with your right leg out to the side.
lower it down to starting position.
the desired number of repetitions, then switch sides.
Before switching to the other side, hold the leg in lifted position and do
10 short quick pulses.
Keep your toes and knee facing forward. If you rotate your leg and the toes
and knee are facing the ceiling, you will work the front of the thighs instead
of the hip.
you need to, use a wall or chair for balance.
swinging the leg sideways. Move slowly by contracting the muscle first.
your shoulders facing forward throughout the exercise. Avoid rotating at the
Do 10 repetitions on each leg.
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