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Elevated Leg Lift Exercise

Multitasking Move: Elevated Leg Lift

If you're looking for a way to work your abs, triceps, glutes, and hamstrings, then give this Elevated Leg Lift a try. You'll need to prop both legs up slightly, so use a step aerobics step if you have one, a step stool, or a sturdy stack of books.

Grab a dumbbell and then


  • Lie on the floor on your back and elevate both feet so they are about five to 10 inches off the floor. Hold a dumbbell with both hands and extend your arms over your head so the weight is a few inches off the floor. Draw your naval toward your spine and lift your hips off the floor so your body is in one straight line.
  • As you inhale, simultaneously lift your right leg and your arms so they are pointing toward the ceiling. Then as you exhale, slowly lower your arms and right leg back to the starting position. Be sure to lower the dumbbell so it's almost touching the floor, or you won't feel this in the back of your arms. Then repeat with the left leg. This counts as one repetition. Make sure you keep your hips lifted off the floor the entire time.
  • Do two sets of 15 to 20 reps.
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