Side to Side Leg Swings

Side To Side Leg Swings


This exercise involves standing with feet hip-width apart and swinging one leg side to side, keeping the torso stable. It helps to improve hip mobility and flexibility.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Side to Side Leg Swings Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands on your hips.
  2. Shift your weight to your left foot and swing your right leg out to the side, keeping it straight.
  3. Swing your right leg back across your body to the left side, again keeping it straight.
  4. Repeat the swinging motion for 10-15 repetitions on one side.
  5. Switch sides and repeat the exercise with your left leg.

Side to Side Leg Swings Form & Visual

Side to Side Leg Swings

Side to Side Leg Swings Benefits

  • Strengthens oblique muscles
  • Improves core stability
  • Increases flexibility in the spine
  • Improves posture
  • Can help alleviate lower back pain
  • Can be done with or without weights for added resistance

Side to Side Leg Swings Muscles Worked

  • Abductor muscles
  • Adductor muscles
  • Gluteus medius muscle
  • Quadriceps muscles
  • Hamstring muscles
  • Calf muscles

Side to Side Leg Swings Variations & Alternatives

  • front-to-back-leg-swings
  • standing-hip-circles
  • single-leg-deadlifts
  • lateral-lunges
  • curtsy-lunges