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7. Standing Side Leg/Arm Raise

Fitness Focus: Core, Outer Thighs, Hips, Shoulders

  • Stand behind a chair or low wall with knees slightly bent. (To increase difficulty, tie a resistance band around ankles; not shown.)
  • Grasp back of chair or wall with right hand, holding dumbbell in your left hand with palm in.
  • Bend right knee slightly and lift left leg out to side as high as you can while keeping hips facing forward.
  • At the same time, lift left arm to side to shoulder level, keeping elbow slightly bent.
  • Lower arm and leg and return to start.
  • Do all reps; switch sides and repeat.

Beginners: 12-15 reps
Intermediate/Advanced: 16-18 reps

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