How to Complete the Side Lying Leg Raise

It’s all in the hips.

For anyone with knee, or hip pain, this one is a MUST. We know it may not be the “coolest” exercises, but it’s important. It all starts with a solid foundation at the hips! Everyone loves doing their squats, but we always forget about these deeper muscles that sit underneath our larger glute max muscles. This is why the side lying glute raise can do wonders for your hips. Everything we do as humans in our day to day lives involves our legs moving directly in front, or behind our bodies. That means we can lose the rotational control of the hip and knee. Here is exactly how to complete the side lying leg raise for glute strength. 

 

Exercise
Start lying directly on your side. WIth your bottom knee bent and your top leg straight, raise your ankle up towards the sky. Make sure your leg is extended behind your trunk and not in front of you. Slowly raise your leg to the top and then return back to the start position. Rinse and repeat. 

 

Time

Complete 6-8 reps per set for a total of 3 sets. 

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