Standing Rear Leg Raise

The standing rear leg raise increases strength in the lower body with an emphasis on the glutes and hamstrings. The exercise also improves core stability and balance.


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    Stand up tall holding onto the back of a sturdy object like a chair or resting your hands on a wall.
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    Raise one leg, pressing it straight back behind you, and squeeze your glutes at the top of the motion. Pause, and then return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid going too far and hyperextending your back at the top of the exercise. Keep your core tight to minimize risk of injury.
  • Avoid bending forward at the torso during the exercise. Instead, keep your chest up tall and move only through your hips.