Alternate Leg Raise

Alternate Leg Raise


This exercise involves lying on your back and raising one leg at a time while keeping the other leg straight and on the ground. It targets the lower abdominal muscles and helps improve core stability.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Alternate Leg Raise Instructions

  1. Start by lying flat on your back on a mat or comfortable surface.
  2. Place your hands by your sides with your palms facing down.
  3. Engage your core muscles by pulling your belly button towards your spine.
  4. Lift your right leg off the ground, keeping it straight and raising it to a 45-degree angle.
  5. Hold this position for a few seconds, then slowly lower your leg back down to the starting position.
  6. Repeat the same movement with your left leg, lifting it to a 45-degree angle and holding for a few seconds before lowering it back down.
  7. Continue alternating legs for the desired number of repetitions or time.

Alternate Leg Raise Form & Visual

Alternate Leg Raise

Alternate Leg Raise Benefits

  • Strengthens the lower abdominal muscles
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Helps to reduce lower back pain
  • Increases flexibility in the hips and lower back
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment

Alternate Leg Raise Muscles Worked

  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Obliques
  • Hip Flexors
  • Quadriceps

Alternate Leg Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • Single Leg Raise
  • Double Leg Raise
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Scissor Kicks
  • Bicycle Crunches
  • Reverse Crunches
  • Leg Lifts with Hip Raise
  • Plank Leg Raises
  • Side Plank Leg Raises