How do I perform a side plank with straight leg raise?

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Wendy Batts
Fitness
When performing a side plank with a straight leg raise, being by lying on your side with your feet and legs placed directly on top of each other. Place your forearm on the ground, keeping your elbow directly under your shoulder and place the other hand on your hip. Next, draw in your abs and contract your glutes. Lift your hips and legs off the ground until your body forms a straight line from head to toe. Without moving your torso, slowly lift the top leg into the air a few inches (be sure to keep your body in a straight line the entire time). Hold the top position for 3-5 seconds and then lower the top leg to the starting position. Perform this exercise for the desired number of sets and repetitions.
 
Lie on your side with your feet and legs placed on top of each other. Place your forearm on the ground with your elbow located directly under your shoulder. Draw-in your navel and contract your glutes. Lift your hips and legs off the ground until your body forms a straight line from head to toe, keeping your weight on your forearm and feet. Without moving your spine, slowly lift the top leg into the air 6 inches. Hold the top position for two to four seconds and then lower the top leg to the starting position.



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