Stability ball: Leg lifts - Women's Running

Stability ball: Leg lifts

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Stability ball: Leg lifts

If the muscles in your bottom are activated while you run, your running style will become more economic, which is vital for increasing your distance. Stability ball: Leg lifts will switch on these crucial muscles and make your runs far easier.


  • Kneel on your left knee next to a stability ball.
  • Extend your right leg sideways.
  • Leaning sideways and supporting your body weight on the ball, lift your right leg up to hip height.
  • Lower your foot back to the floor, but don’t rest it on the ground.
  • Complete one set on the right before changing over to the left.

Be safe

Remember, your supporting leg will get tired too.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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