How to do Back Leg Raise

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Low

Target Body Parts: glutes, hamstrings


Grab a chair or sturdy object and stand facing the back of the chair, holding it with both hands. Lift one leg out behind you slowly but do not go past the point of tension. Lower your leg and repeat for a series of repetitions and then alternate legs. Keep your breathing normal and your back straight. Try not to bend forward from the hip, or lift your leg so much that it puts pressure on your lower back.

How to make Back Leg Raise easier

This exercise can be done with elastic bands or ankle weights.

How to make Back Leg Raise more challenging

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