Week 23 will focus on your lower body. This exercise can be performed on any leveled surface, and ankle weights can be used for increased difficulty.
This exercise can also be modified to a simpler form by laying on your side, rather than beginning in plank formation.
SIDE LEG LIFTS
Proper Form: Place your right elbow on the ground. Extend your legs, bending your bottom leg and extending your top leg out straight. Lift your hips to keep your spine lengthened and abs engaged. (Your top hand can rest on your hip or be extended into the air.) Lift your left leg, just higher than your top hip, slowly lower it to the floor. Perform desired reps then repeat on the other side.
Muscles Engaged: Side leg lifts work your abs, including those hard to reach obliques. Lifting your legs engages your inner thighs and buttocks while keeping your abdominal muscles pulled in and up, developing core strength and improving balance.
Post a Comment