side leg raises

Muscle Groups

obliques intercostals
Side leg raises are a low-impact exercise that can help improve hip mobility, strengthen the hip abductor muscles, and tone the outer thighs. To perform this exercise, start by lying on one side with your legs straight and stacked on top of each other. Brace your core and lift your top leg as high as you can without letting your hips roll backward or forward. Hold for a second or two at the top and then slowly lower your leg back down to the starting position. Repeat for several repetitions and then switch sides to work your other leg. Side leg raises can be modified to make them more challenging by adding ankle weights or resistance bands. It's important to take your time with this exercise and focus on using your hip muscles instead of relying on momentum to lift your leg. If you experience any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise and consult with a fitness professional to ensure you're performing it correctly.