Lateral Leg Raise

In a side lying position, bend the bottom knee to 90 degrees for balance, as the top leg is straighten below you.

It is VERY important that the leg be straight down (i.e. a straight line from your shoulder to your hip to your foot).

Repetitively raise the straight leg up toward the ceiling.

Doing the exercise with your back, buttock and heel against a wall will ensure proper alignment during the movement.