Half Seated Leg Circle

Half Seated Leg Circle


This exercise involves sitting on one hip with the opposite leg extended out to the side and circling it in a half circle motion. It targets the hip abductors and external rotators.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Half Seated Leg Circle Instructions

  1. Start by sitting on the floor with your legs extended in front of you.
  2. Bend your left knee and place your left foot on the floor, bringing your heel close to your left buttock.
  3. Place your left hand on the floor behind you for support.
  4. Extend your right leg out to the side, keeping it straight and your foot flexed.
  5. Slowly lift your right leg off the floor and begin to make small circles with your foot, keeping your leg straight and your toes pointed.
  6. Complete 10 circles in one direction, then switch and complete 10 circles in the opposite direction.
  7. Repeat on the other side.

Half Seated Leg Circle Form & Visual

Half Seated Leg Circle

Half Seated Leg Circle Benefits

  • Strengthens abdominal muscles
  • Improves core stability
  • Helps with posture
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment
  • Low impact exercise
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels

Half Seated Leg Circle Muscles Worked

  • Abdominal muscles
  • Gluteal muscles
  • Hip flexor muscles
  • Quadriceps muscles
  • Hamstring muscles
  • Inner thigh muscles
  • Outer thigh muscles

Half Seated Leg Circle Variations & Alternatives

  • full-seated-leg-circle
  • standing-leg-circle
  • lying-leg-circle
  • one-legged-leg-circle
  • reverse-leg-circle