What are Side Leg raises (Abductors)?

Abduction means to move away from the center.  Side leg raises involve more hip stabilizer muscles that are essential for good running form especially in the later stages of a race.

  1. Lying on side- legs straight down- one leg stacked on top of the other
  2. Lift the top leg up as high as you can without compromising your pelvic position
  3. Slowly lower back down to starting position
  4. Make sure your foot does not roll up (toes pointing up).  Keep your toes pointing straight out in front of your body
  5. Roll over and repeat on the other side

Posted in: Strength and Core