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Leg Lift

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Glutes
Other Muscles: Hamstrings
Equipment: Body Only
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Leg Lift Guide

Main Muscle: Glutes

  1. While standing up straight with both feet next to each other at around shoulder width, grab a sturdy surface such as the sides of a squat rack or the top of a chair to brace yourself and keep balance.
  2. With or without an ankle weight, lift one leg behind you as if performing a leg curl but standing up while keeping the other leg straight. Breathe out as you perform this movement.
  3. Slowly bring the raised leg back to the floor as you breathe in.
  4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.
  5. Repeat the movement with the opposite leg.

Variations: You can perform the same movement with a low pulley attached to your ankle using an ankle attachment. Optionally, you can use exercise cables as well.



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7/10

Nov 21, 2013 3:01 PM: The male and female are not doing the same exercise????



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Apr 16, 2013 12:32 AM: Do it



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Review: Leg Lift

Exercise Rating
10/10

Nov 23, 2011 12:53 PM: I hate to say this, but this one is actually a whole lot better to do if you add a full swing and side leg raises in to work the hips better.



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