7 Most Common Mistakes In Exercises
7. SIDE LEG LIFTS
You lie on a mat on one side and fling the top leg up into the air – is performed under the theory that you can kick those saddlebags to the curb. Unfortunately, when it’s performed flat on the floor, the moving leg has a tendency to turn out in the hip so the muscle that actually gets the work is a deep hip external rotator, the piriformis.
FIX: Prop yourself up. The easy way to do this is by resting your elbow on a low platform (like a low bench or box) and using your bottom leg as a kickstand by bending your knee with your foot to the back.