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How do you do a leg lift?

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To do a let lift, stand straight with your feet 1-foot apart, and wrap a resistance band around your ankles. Hold on to a chair, and lift your left leg to the side until you feel tension in the outer thigh. Do 15 repetitions, and then repeat on the other side.

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  1. Wrap a resistance band around your ankles

    Stand with your feet 12 inches apart, and fasten the resistance band around your ankles so that there is some resistance.

  2. Hold onto a chair or wall

    Keep your body straight, and your abdominal muscles tights. Hold onto a chair or the wall with your right hand for balance.

  3. Shift your weight over your right leg

    Place your weight over your right leg while keeping your torso straight.

  4. Lift your left leg

    Lift your left leg to the side until you feel tension through your outer thigh and glutes. Keep your toes, knee and hip pointing forward. Lower the leg, and repeat the movement 15 times.

  5. Repeat with the right leg

    Turn your body so that your left hand is resting on the chair or wall. Shift your weight, and lift your right leg to the side 15 times.

  6. Do additional sets

    Do a second or third set with both legs.

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