Core strength: Stability ball raise - Women's Running

Core strength: Stability ball raise

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Core strength stability ball leg raises

Core strength: stability ball raise works by contracting your core while performing a hip flexion that will improve your running stride and technique.


  • Lie with your head and shoulders supported on a stability ball.
  • Push your elbows into the ball for balance.
  • Keep a 90o angle in your left knee, extend your right leg forwards and place your heel on the floor.
  • Raise your right leg up towards the ceiling, keeping it straight.
  • Draw your belly button towards your spine to help your balance.
  • Repeat on the other side.

Be safe:

Don’t hold your breath.

Don’t drop your hips.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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