Straight-Leg Raise to the Back

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A man doing straight-leg raises to the back

These straight-leg raises help you strengthen the muscles in your buttocks and in the back of your thigh. Do 8 to 12 repetitions.

  • Lie on your stomach, and lift your leg straight behind you (toward the ceiling).
  • Lift your toes about 6 in. (15 cm) off the floor, hold for 5 seconds, then lower slowly.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy