Side Leg Raise Exercise

Strengthens muscles on sides of hips and thighs.

  1. Stand straight, directly behind table or chair, feet slightly apart.
  2. Hold onto a table or chair for balance.
  3. Slowly lift one leg 6-12 inches out to side. keep your back and both legs straight. Don't point your toes outward; keep them facing forward.
  4. Hold position for 1 second.
  5. Slowly lower leg. Pause.
  6. Repeat with other leg.
  7. Alternate legs until you have done 8 to 15 repetitions with each leg.
  8. Rest; then do another set of 8 to 15 alternating repetitions.

Add ankle weights when you are ready.