Side Leg Raise Single Leg Video

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Side Leg Raise Single Leg Description

Step 1. Lie on your left side with your left leg bent under your body. From this position extend your upper leg.

Step 2. Using your oblique muscle, raise the upper leg as high as it can go without moving the hip.

Step 3. Then, lower your upper leg just short of the floor.

Step 4. Repeat the movement until you complete your set. Then, reverse the procedure for the opposite side.


Side leg raise with a single leg is a core exercise for working the obliques. The obliques are an often overlooked part of the core, but they should be trained as part of a complete core workout. This exercise is a more advanced oblique workout. One hand goes behind the head and the elbow should touch the knee at the top of the motion. This is a good guide for how to perform the exercise properly. When first performing this exercise, the user should place the free hand on the ground for support. Once the user becomes more comfortable with this exercise, he may place the free hand behind the head and engaged the core muscles for balance. As with all leg raises, it is important to keep the core tight throughout and not relax the muscles.

Side Leg Raise Single Leg 1

Side Leg Raise Single Leg 2

Updated: April 11th, 2015