Standing Leg Front Raise. How-to, proper form and tips

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Standing Leg Raises is a simple exercise that can be done everywhere. Focused on your legs, its easy enough to do without preparation, yet hard to do repeatedly.

Video demonstration

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Stand on one feet, your shoulders and back straight.
  2. Raise one leg to the front, until it is parallel to the ground.
  3. Wait a few seconds on that position.
  4. Bring the leg back down. This is one repetition.

Hints & tips:

  • In case you lack of balance, hold to a chair or a wall.
  • Keep your body stable. Only the leg should move.


  • Improves strength on Hips. Abductors, Adductors and Glutes.
  • Improves balance.

Counting & gamification:

  • Do sets of 8 to 12 on each leg.
  • Look for an optimal scenario to repeat this exercise, such as when entering your home-office.

Muscles worked and body parts involved:

Primary , Secondary

Primary muscles: Glutes, Hip Flexor

Secondary muscles: Abs, Hip Abductor, Hip Adductor, Quads

Other names

The exercise can be found with other names. Examples are:

  • Standing Leg Front Raise
  • Standing Leg Front Lift

Similar to Standing Leg Front Raise

Muscle: Glutes

Muscle: Hip Flexor

Collection: Raising Legs

Flexibility: Harmstring

Category: Bodyweight