How to do Side Leg Raise

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Low

Target Body Parts: glutes, quadriceps


Grab a chair or sturdy object and stand side on to it with feet hip width apart. Lift your outside leg out to the side slowly by tensing your glute and abductor muscles down the outside of your hip and leg. Lift as high as you can without tilting your pelvis or going past the point of tension. Lower your leg and repeat for a series or repetitions and then alternate legs. Keep your breathing normal and your back straight. Try not to bend forward, backwards, or sideways from the hip during the movement.

How to make Side Leg Raise easier

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

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