Side-leg Series: Inner Thigh Circles

The side-leg series challenges you to keep a balanced and neutral pelvis while on your side and fighting gravity.

Step by step instructions

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Exercise Steps 1

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Lie on your side with your hipbones aligned. Bend your top knee and rest the foot or knee in front of your bottom leg.

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Exercise Steps 2

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Point your bottom foot and lift your leg.

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Exercise Steps 3

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Circle the bottom leg for 10 reps.

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Exercise Steps 4

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Reverse the circles for 10 reps.

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Exercise Steps 5

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Lower your bottom leg.

Mistakes and Tips

  1. To modify, rest your top knee to the floor in front of your bottom leg. For advanced, straighten your top leg and hover it at hip height as you lower and lift your bottom leg.
  2. Inner-thigh strength helps balance the muscles of the thigh and create better alignment
  3. You can use a wall to help stabilize your torso. Use your abdominals to stabilize throughout the exercise.