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Alternating Rear Leg Lifts

Alternating Rear Leg Lifts | Nichole Mellison

Like regular rear leg lifts, these alternating rear leg lifts will help you tone your glutes (butt) and the back of your legs as you strengthen your lower back. In some ways, alternating rear leg lifts may be easier for you. They may work even better for you as you learn to work both sides of your body in rhythm. You will have one side to help support you as you lift the opposite leg, but that doesn’t mean they are easy!

Again, it’s important to move deliberately during this exercise and NOT use momentum to swing your legs upward. Stabilize your core against the unstable surface of the Exercise Star while you focus on the movement using your glutes and hamstrings. Small movements are fine. Don’t try to raise your legs too high, and maintain a deliberate pace. Keeping your hands and/or forearms on the floor will help support you.

Watch Nichole ato learn the proper technique and try to match her form.

About Nichole Mellison

Nichole has been a successful personal trainer in the Los Angeles area for over 12 years. She is a WBFF Bikini Pro Fitness Model and the owner of a mobile personal training business, Workout on Wheelz. Nichole specializes in senior fitness, private one-on-one training, and competition prep.

About the Exercise Star

The inflatable Exercise Star offers almost limitless exercise options. It provides multiple hold positions for comfort and usability for seated, standing, and reclining exercises. With its low-rise and compact size, the Exercise Star ensures you stay in the most effective positions for better core exercising. The unstable surface makes ab exercises, back extensions, side bends, and planks more potent, so you achieve your fitness goals faster.

It's great for core strengthening, circuit training, stretching, water workouts, and much more!

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Disclaimer: Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise or nutrition program. The opinions contained herein are the opinion of the author only. Use it at your own risk.

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