Lying Single Leg Raise

Lying Single 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

Lying Single Leg Raise Instructions

  1. Start by lying flat on your back with your legs straight out in front of you.
  2. Bend your left knee and place your left foot flat on the ground.
  3. Keep your right leg straight and lift it up towards the ceiling.
  4. Slowly lower your right leg back down towards the ground, but do not let it touch the ground.
  5. Repeat this movement for 10-15 repetitions on your right leg.
  6. Switch to your left leg and repeat the exercise for 10-15 repetitions.
  7. For an added challenge, you can hold a small weight or resistance band around your ankle while performing the exercise.

Lying Single Leg Raise Form & Visual

Lying Single Leg Raise

Lying Single Leg Raise Benefits

  • Strengthens the core muscles
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Targets the lower abdominal muscles
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment

Lying Single Leg Raise Muscles Worked

  • Rectus abdominis
  • Transverse abdominis
  • Obliques
  • Hip flexors

Lying Single Leg Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • standing-single-leg-raise
  • lying-double-leg-raise
  • hanging-single-leg-raise
  • seated-single-leg-raise
  • reverse-single-leg-raise