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.
How to and step by step instructions:
- Stand on one feet, your shoulders and back straight.
- Raise one leg to the front, until it is parallel to the ground.
- Wait a few seconds on that position.
- 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 muscles: Glutes, Hip Flexor
Secondary muscles: Abs, Hip Abductor, Hip Adductor, Quads
The exercise can be found with other names. Examples are:
- Standing Leg Front Raise
- Standing Leg Front Lift