The side abs leg lift improves balance and coordination while strengthening the core and obliques. This exercise will also improve hip mobility.
Step by step instructions
Stand in a staggered stance. Shift your weight primarily to your back leg and then slightly lift your front leg, but keep your toes in contact with the ground. Reach your front arm toward the ceiling, making a fist with your hand.
Lift your front leg up to hip height while bringing down your elbow. Slightly crunch your torso, bringing your thigh and elbow close together. Return to the starting position.
Mistakes and Tips
- Do not lean back to raise your leg higher.
- Do not excessively bend your back leg.
- Do not hunch your shoulders forward when you raise your leg.