Pilates Side-Lying Leg Lifts
Although this move looks simple, these leg lifts are highly specific, directly targeting the hips and thighs as well as strengthening your back. Here's how:
- Lying on your side, lengthen your bottom leg and cross your top leg over it. Rest either your knee or foot on the floor. Prop your head up with your hand or rest your head on your arm.
- As you exhale, lift your bottom leg up and inhale as you lower it back down. Your torso should stay still while you do this.
- Do as many reps on one side for 30 seconds and then repeat on the other side for an additional 30 seconds.