The side-lying leg lift is a bodyweight exercise targeting the muscles of the hips and glutes. It can be a worthy addition to a dynamic warm-up on a lower-body or strength-focused training day, a component of a lower-body circuit or workout, or a glute activation drill to do anytime. Generally, leg lifts are done for high reps, such as 8-15 reps per leg or more.
Targets the gluteus medius muscles and hip stabilizers
Can be performed by people of all fitness levels
Easy to progress by adding ankle weights or band resistance