Lying Side Leg Raises

Exercise Mat Abs: Side Back: Lower Buttocks Core Groin: Inner Thigh Hip Stabilizers Outer Thigh - Hip

This exercise focuses on working the hip abductors and glutes of the top leg, and groin (inner thigh) muscles of the bottom leg.


  1. Lying on your side on a mat, have one arm bent and resting underneath your head. Your other arm should be in front of your body palm facing down on the mat. Legs should both be straight, with your bottom leg touching the mat, and your top leg about 1 foot above the bottom leg.

  2. Once in this position, bring your bottom leg up off the mat to meet your top leg.

  3. Hold for 2 seconds and return both legs together to the mat to complete one rep.

  4. Recommended reps: 3-5 reps per side. can not be held responsible for any injuries which may occur as a result of these exercises, advice or recipes displayed on this website. Do not undertake any exercise program, diet or treatment provided by the site without professional or qualified supervision.