Standing Side Leg Raise

Standing Side Leg Raise


This exercise involves standing upright and lifting one leg out to the side while keeping the torso stable. It targets the hip abductor muscles and can help improve balance and stability.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Standing Side Leg Raise Instructions

  1. Stand up straight with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Shift your weight onto your left foot and lift your right foot off the ground, keeping your leg straight.
  3. Slowly raise your right leg out to the side, keeping it straight and your toes pointing forward.
  4. Pause for a moment when your leg is at hip height.
  5. Lower your leg back down to the starting position.
  6. Repeat the exercise on the other side, shifting your weight onto your right foot and lifting your left leg.
  7. Complete 10-15 repetitions on each side.

Standing Side Leg Raise Form & Visual

Standing Side Leg Raise

Standing Side Leg Raise Benefits

  • Strengthens the hip abductor muscles
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Helps to prevent hip and knee injuries
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment
  • Targets the glutes, hips, and thighs

Standing Side Leg Raise Muscles Worked

  • Gluteus medius
  • Tensor fasciae latae
  • Adductor muscles
  • Abductor muscles

Standing Side Leg Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • Standing Front Leg Raise
  • Standing Back Leg Raise
  • Standing Diagonal Leg Raise
  • Standing Cross Leg Raise
  • Standing Curtsy Leg Raise