Leg raises work your hips, glutes, thighs, and abs. Utilizing a resistance band helps increase the difficulty. If you find that using the band is initially too much, start doing the exercise without the band and after a week, try again. Adding even a few reps with the band, in addition to the rest of the set without the band, will help you ease into full sets with the resistance band.
To complete the exercise:
- Loop a resistance band around your ankles and lie on one side with your feet stacked one on top of the other.
- Brace your core and lift your top leg up to the ceiling, keeping your hips stacked. Maintain tension on the band at all times.
- Hold, then bring the leg down. That is one rep. Work towards completing 3 sets of 12-15 reps.
Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.