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Major Muscles Worked
- Gluteal Muscles
- Hip Flexors
Other Muscles Worked
- Oblique Muscles
- 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.
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.