How to Do Standing Side Leg Raises Exercise Properly

How to do standing side leg raises

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Major Muscles Worked

  • Gluteal Muscles
  • Hip Flexors

Other Muscles Worked

  • Oblique Muscles
  • Calves
  • Lower Back

Standing Side Leg Raises Guide

  • Stand beside a sturdy chair with feet slightly apart using the chair for support and balance.
  • Breathe in slowly.
  • Breathe out and slowly lift one leg out to the side. Keep your back straight and your toes facing forward. The leg you are standing on should be slightly bent.
  • Raise the leg as high as possible then breathe in as you slowly lower your leg.
  • Do 10 to 15 rep as you alternate each leg. You can do any amount of reps that may have been specifically recommended to you other than the 10.


  • Ensure ab muscles are tight in order to get more engagement.
  • Feel free to use ankle weights to make the exercise more challenging.

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Benefits of the Standing Side Leg Raises Exercise

  • It helps in building your gluteal and oblique muscles.
  • It also helps in hip movement and strengthening of hip flexors.
  • It can be done anywhere and without using any gym equipment.