The purpose of this lift is simple: It helps support your knees and lower back, especially when doing any heavy lifting. And the way to build up those inner thigh muscles is just as easy.

As always, tweak this movement for your comfort, but make sure you aren’t straining any of your other muscles.

Duration: Do 10 reps for each leg. Repeat 3 times.

Instructions:

  1. Lie on your back with your legs straight up in the air, keeping your feet flat.
  2. Slowly drop one leg to the side at about a 45-degree angle. Be sure to keep your leg straight and feet flat.

If you feel the burn, it’s working!

Tomorrow: Give your spine some love.


Kelly Aiglon is a lifestyle journalist and brand strategist with a special focus on health, beauty, and wellness. When she’s not crafting a story, she can usually be found at the dance studio teaching Les Mills BODYJAM or SH’BAM. She and her family live outside of Chicago, and you can find her on Instagram.