Core strength: Leg lift and hold - Women's Running

Core strength: Leg lift and hold

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Core strength leg lifts

 The core strength leg lift will indeed lift your lateral strength, and improve your capacity for running over uneven terrain.


  • Lie on your right side.
  • Place your right hand underneath your head and your left hand in front of you on the floor for support.
  • Lift both legs off the floor.
  • Complete one set.
  • Hold the last repetition for 20 seconds.
  •  Repeat on the other side.

Be safe

If you feel pressure on your hip bone, roll slightly forward or back to find a comfortable position.


Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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