Reverse leg lift
May 13th, 2023 2:53 PM Mr. Q Categories: Body Weight
The reverse leg lift is a bodyweight exercise that targets the glutes and hamstrings. It involves lifting one leg off the ground while keeping the other leg stationary.
- Hamstring stretch: sit with one leg extended in front of you and the other leg bent with the foot touching the inner thigh. Reach for the extended leg with both hands and hold for 30 seconds. Switch sides and repeat.
- 5-10 minutes of light cardio, such as jogging in place or jumping jacks
- Bodyweight squats: 2 sets of 10-15 reps
- Lunges: 2 sets of 10-15 reps on each leg
How to select the proper weight: This exercise does not require any additional weight.
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms by your sides.
- Shift your weight onto one leg and lift the other leg off the ground.
- Keeping your back straight, hinge forward at the hips and lift the lifted leg behind you as high as you can while keeping it straight.
- Lower the leg back down to the starting position and repeat on the other side.
How to reduce the difficulty:
- Perform the exercise while holding onto a stable surface, such as a chair or wall, for balance.
- Perform the exercise with a shorter range of motion.
How to increase difficulty:
- Hold onto a dumbbell or kettlebell in the hand opposite the lifted leg.
- Increase the number of reps or sets.
Reps: Beginner: 2 sets of 10-15 reps on each leg Intermediate: 3 sets of 12-15 reps on each leg Advanced: 3 sets of 15-20 reps on each leg
Estimated time for exercise: 5-10 minutes
Muscle Group(s):Gluteus, Hamstring