This is one of those moves that appear easy but if done right, you’ll really feel it the next day. It’s also technically a move for your glutes, but I don’t have a category for that in the exercise library… though maybe I should!
How to do the move
Laying on your side, stack your legs one on top of the other. Slowly lift the top leg as far as you can keeping your leg straight. Slowly return your leg to rest on top of the other one. If you need additional stability you can bend your bottom leg. The real key to this exercise is to do it slowly while concentrating on using your leg muscles versus momentum or gravity to do the movement.
Muscles that benefit
There is really only one muscle that this move works and that is the glutes.
How to use this move
This is a great move to add to the end of your workout as a burnout, or in between sets as an active rest.
Get the equipment
This move does not require any equipment however you can add some ankle weights or even hold your Ultimate Sandbag on your thigh while doing the move to make it more challenging.
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Cathy Smith says
Unlock Flexors exercise is very effective and powerful exercise. You can try many exercise. Most of them exercise are
* Standing Legs Lifts
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