It’s Time to Add Leg Lifts to Your Workout

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While there are plenty of ways to strengthen your legs, one highly effective way to do this is by performing leg lifts. While they may seem simple, this workout will not only strengthen your legs, but your entire lower body as well as other areas. Here is how you can perform leg lifts and why you should add them to your workout routine.

How to Do Leg Lifts

Lie flat on your back and keep your legs straight. Lift your legs slowly until they are at a 90-degree angle with your torso. Take a deep breath and exhale as you lift your legs, making sure to keep them together without allowing your body to move too much. Lower your legs back down, making sure to stop just before they touch the ground, and then begin lifting them again for your next rep. Throughout the workout, make sure to keep your back pressed to the floor so that you don’t put any strain on your lower back.

Why You Should Do Leg Lifts

As you lift your legs while keeping your torso in place, you’ll notice that a lot of the work is put on your lower abs. If you do the exercise correctly, you’ll be able to develop your rectus abdominis, hip flexors, and obliques all through this one workout, thereby conditioning your entire core. Of course, you’ll also activate your inner thighs.