Side Leg Lifts with Fitness CircleŽ

Targets hip abductors (outer thigh and hip); obliques, erector spinae and multifidus


  • Side-lying, pelvis and spine neutral. Legs extended in line with torso. Fitness Circle at ankles, with both legs inside. Bottom arm long, supporting head, and top hand resting on mat.


  • INHALE to prepare
  • EXHALE gently abduct top leg, pressing up on ring
  • INHALE release tension on ring

    Complete 3-8 repetitions alternating sides.

Remember to start your workout with a warmup routine.
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This exercise is an excerpt from the Easy Start Poster included FREE with the purchase of the Fitness Circle Lite Power Pack.

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