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How to Do Water Aerobics Side Leg Lift

Learn how to do a water aerobics side leg lift from Dancing with the Stars performer Aubree Marchione in this Howcast water workout video.


Side leg lifts are a great exercise that you can do in the water. It tones your inner and outer thighs. You can use it with a noodle or without a noodle. If I was to use this without a noodle, I would just lift my leg straight out to the side. When you do this, you also want to crunch this part of your body right where your hip is. I would do about 12 of those and then switch and do my other leg. If you're more advanced, you might want to do a little bit more. You can also pulse when you do side leg lifts. Pulsing is just like this. Instead of going slow, you pulse and it's a little harder. Usually when I pulse, I time it. I usually do about 30 seconds. It's a little bit more difficult .

To use the noodle - this will offer a little bit more resistance in the water. You would just step on it. You would let go of the noodle and you would just lift to the side. It's going to be a lot harder to bring your leg in when you have the noodle. The deeper you go in the water, the harder it's going to get as well. If it's a little hard where you're at, if you're a little deep, just come on in. You might be able to do the side leg lift with the noodle.

Side leg lifts are really great for toning your inner and outer thighs. You can use it without the noodle or with the noodle, in the shallow or medium part of the pool.

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