How to Do a Side Leg Lift With an Exercise Ball

Three Methods:Getting in the Starting PositionPerforming the ExerciseFrequency

This exercise is a great workout for your abs and thighs.

Method 1
Getting in the Starting Position

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    Kneel on a yoga mat with your exercise ball at your side. Extend the leg on the opposite side of the exercise ball straight out to the side. Rest your hand on the side of the exercise ball furthest from you, holding it close to you. Your back should be straight and your shoulders square.

Method 2
Performing the Exercise

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    Keep your torso still and use the exercise ball to balance yourself as you raise the straightened leg to waist height.
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    Lower your legs back to the starting position slowly, with control.

Method 3
Frequency

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    Do 10 repetitions of this exercise per set. Repeat until you have done 3 sets.
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    In order to start seeing/feeling results, aim to do 3 sets 5 days a week for 6 weeks. For faster results, increase the number of sets/times per week you do this exercise.

Things You'll Need

  • Exercise ball
  • Yoga mat

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Categories: Personal Fitness