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Lying Hip Abduction

Side Leg Lifts

Calisthenics / Pilates / Beginner
  • Glutes
  • Obliques
  • Abs
  • Outer Thighs
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How to do the Lying Hip Abduction - Learn Proper Lying Hip Abduction Form

  1. Step 1: Lie down on your left side with your feet stacked together on the ground and your left hand behind your head so that you upper arm lays flat on the ground. Rest head on your left arm.
  2. Step 2: Place your right hand flat on the floor in front of your abs so that your fingers are pointing away from your feet. This is the starting position.
  3. Step 3: Begin exercise by raising your right leg up without bending leg at all, only a slight bend in the knee is acceptable. Raise as high as possible, pause, then lower back down. Repeat movement as necessary.

Lying Hip Abduction Variations and Lying Hip Abduction Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Use ankle weights to increase intensity.
  2. Variation 2: Attach an ankle strap to a high pulley cable and perform exercise as described.
  3. Variation 3: Hold leg up and perform an oblique crunch. Try and raise torso as high as you can.

Lying Hip Abduction Tips

  1. Tip 1: Keep your body flat on the floor when raising leg up.
  2. Tip 2: Raise leg straight up. Legs should be parallel throughout the entire exercise. Pause at the top before lowering back down.

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Lying Hip Abduction Muscles Worked

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Lying Hip Abduction Equipment

Lying Hip Abduction Training Details

The lying hip abduction is a calisthenics and pilates exercise that primarily targets the glutes and to a lesser degree also targets the obliques, abs, and outer thighs.

The only lying hip abduction equipment that you really need is the following: exercise mat. There are however many different lying hip abduction variations that you can try out that may require different types of lying hip abduction equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper lying hip abduction form is easy with the step by step lying hip abduction instructions, lying hip abduction tips, and the instructional lying hip abduction technique video on this page. The lying hip abduction is a n/a exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the lying hip abduction video, learn how to do the lying hip abduction, and then be sure and browse through the lying hip abduction workouts on our workout plans page!

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Lying Hip Abduction Force Type: N/A
Lying Hip Abduction Mechanics Type: Isolation
Lying Hip Abduction Other Names: Lying Side Leg Raises, side leg raises, Side Leg lifts

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