Move of
the Week: Outer Thigh Lifts

Up for a challenge? Try a new exercise this week as you work towards your fitness goals


Outer thigh lifts

The outer thighs, also referred to as the hip abductors are an important and often neglected area of the lower body. Thanks to this muscle group, you can get off of a bicycle, step out of a car and do a line dance. In short, abductor muscle exercises allow your legs to move out to the side; the stronger they are, the less prone to injury.  

  1. To begin, lie on your right side with your legs stacked and right elbow on the floor. 
  2. Raise your right leg up slightly higher than 45 degrees and pause for a second before lowering it back down. 

Try repeating this movement for 25 repetitions on each leg, three times and begin to see your lateral leg strength improve.