Side (Lateral) Leg Raises

Exercise Mat Buttocks Hip Stabilizers Outer Thigh - Hip

This exercise is great for working the hips, obliques and glutes.


  1. Start this exercise by lying on your side on a mat. Your bottom leg should be slightly bent behind you, and your top leg should be at a 120 degree angle with the front of your body. Hands should be resting palms down in front of your body.

  2. Exhale and lift top leg straight up about 2 feet off the ground. Hold for 2-3 seconds and return leg to the mat to complete one rep.

  3. Recommended reps: 10-12 per leg. 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.