Exercise of The Month: February 2013
SIDE LEG LIFTS
Exercise Type: Core Stabilization
Muscles Worked: Outer Hips, Inner Hips, Back, Shoulders, Oblique Abdominals, Transverse Abdominals.
HOW TO PERFORM SIDE LEG LIFTS
Lie on your right side with your head resting on your right hand, legs together. Place left hand in front of you.
Breathe in deeply. Exhale and lift both legs up, as shown in the photograph. Keep edges of both feet together.
Exhale as you release both legs to the starting position.
Repeat the exercise on your left side.
If you can’t lift both legs at the same time, try lifting the top leg only. As you get stronger, try lifting the bottom leg to tolerance.
Stop the exercise if you experience discomfort or pain.
- The goal of this exercise is to keep your body steady while lifting both legs.
- Do not allow your shoulders or hips to sway back and forth.
- Maintain a steady position with your head, neck and shoulders.
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