Side-Lying Leg Lift

The side-lying leg lift is a basic core strengthening exercise that targets the lower abdominals, more specifically the obliques. The exercise also improves muscular strength and endurance throughout the legs.


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    Lie down on one side. The arm that's closest to the floor should be extended straight above your head and shoulder while your other arm is bent with your hand on your hip. Your legs should be extended and stacked on top of one another.
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    Slowly raise your top leg as high as you can. Pause, then return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Don't use momentum to raise your leg. Move slowly.
  • Squeeze your glutes at the top of each rep.
  • Keep your neck in line with your spine at all times.