This standing leg raise helps work your core, shoulders, hips, and back. While doing this movement, make sure you engage your core and focus on keeping your back straight. Hunching over can lead to injury. Complete the exercise holding light weights, or skip them until you gain stability and strength and slowly incorporate them into the routine.
- Hold a weight in each hand. Stand with your feet shoulder distance apart, back straight.
- Extend your arms straight up, slightly bent (don’t lock your elbows) and hold them there.
- Raise one knee up, towards your waistline, but keep the direction of the movement upwards, not across your body.
- Lower your leg to the starting position
- Repeat the movement with the other leg, alternating for 12-15 reps with each leg. Complete 2-3 sets.
Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.