Primary muscles: Obliques
Secondary muscles: Core, thighs, hips, glutes
Equipment: No equipment
SIDE LEG LIFTS INSTRUCTIONS
1. Lie on your side with your legs fully extended and stacked.
2. Lift both legs, keeping the feet together, and pause for 2 seconds.
3. Lower the legs, repeat, then switch sides.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Tighten the core, keep your upper body stable and breathe out as you lift the legs. Engage your hips and glutes and breathe in as you lower the legs back to the starting position.
The side leg lifts targets the obliques and strengthens the hips, thighs, and core. This exercise enhances your core strength and improves the stability of the spine.
SETS AND REPS
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the side leg lifts, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: