This exercise is great with or without the Exercise Band.
- Lie on your side on an exercise mat with the bottom leg bent for support and the top leg straight. Loop the exercise band around the top foot and under the knee of the bottom leg. Hold the ends securely with your free hand.
- Lift the top leg up slowly without shifting your pelvis or torso. You will need to keep your abdominals braced (contracted) to help maintain your position.
- Once you get to your highest point, pause for 1 - 2 seconds, then slowly lower your leg but avoid touching the floor.
Repeat 10 - 12 times, then switch sides.