Outer Thigh Lift

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Equipment Required: a firm but not hard surface such as an exercise mat

Technique

  1. Lie on your left side, your head resting on your hand, your shoulders, hips, and knees in a straight line.
  2. place your top hand on the floor in front of your chest and support your head with the other.
  3. Slowly lift your top leg straight up and slightly back as high as you can.
  4. Hold for a slow count of 5, then lower slowly.
  5. After you've completed your repetitions, change sides.
  6. Start with five repetitions each side, and increase to 20 as you get fitter.

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Fitness Extra

If you are new to exercise, consider getting a medical assessment before doing too much. Fill out a PARQ to see if you are ready. The best thing you could do is perform a warm-up before each fitness session, which should include some stretching. When training, following correct exercise technique can help reduce injuries and maximise fitness gains.

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