Last updated on Jun 17th, 2021 at 01:28 pm

Photographer: Chris Laurenz
Exercise created by our fitness and wellness expert, Lisa Raleigh


ABDUCTORS (outer thighs): Lying Side leg lifts:

Lie on your side, place the one end of the weighted bar on the floor and the other end of it balancing on your foot. Lift your leg up squeezing the outer leg and pausing at the top of the movement for a second and then slowly lower down, Keep your leg straight but your knee mustn’t be locked. Make sure you stop before the upper leg touches the lower leg – work through the burn. You can also do this exercise using ankle weights.

For more of Lisa Raleigh’s fabulous toning exercises to do while you’re pregnant, grab a copy of our June 2012 issue and read the complete article, “Get Into Your Tone Zone” on page 28.

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