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Outer Thigh Raises

Exercise Tips

  • Bend your knees slightly
  • Keep your back straight the entire time
  • To increase intensity, do not touch your foot to the ground while doing the reps

Outer Thigh Raises

This exercise targets the outer thighs and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Outer Thighs


2 Days a Week to
4 Days a Week


Elastic Band

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Outer Thighs

Equipment: Elastic Band

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 4 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Portable Elastic Band Exercises - Hips/Thighs

Starting Position: Hold your elastic band from the handles and stand on the middle of it with your feet about 6 inches apart. Make sure the bands are equal on each side. Place your hands by your hips, palms facing in, with your elbows bent and pointing back.

  1. 1 Keeping your leg straight, kick one heel out to the side about one foot. Make sure the band stays under neath your foot the entire time.
  2. 2 Hold for a one count, then return your leg back to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, then switch legs and repeat.