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Lying Oblique Leg Raises

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Make sure the arm that is on the ground is comfortable before starting
  • Use your obliques to pull, do not use your leg
  • Do not swing your leg or your arm to gain an advantage

Lying Oblique Leg Raises

This exercise targets your obliques and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group

Obliques (Sides)


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit

Low to Moderate

Muscle Group: Obliques (Sides)

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low to Moderate

Exercise Category: Obliques

Starting Position: Lay on your side with your legs straight out and directly on top of each other. Place your bottom arm straight out from your body and your top arm behind your head so that your elbow is pointing straight up.

  1. 1 Exhaling, lift your top leg straight up to a 45 degree angle and your head straight up so that they move towards each other. Keep your legs straight at all times.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly return your leg and head to the starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, then turn over and repeat the motions on the opposite side.