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Straight-Leg Raise to the Back


Picture of 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 inches off the floor, hold for 5 seconds, then lower slowly.
ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid A. Fleckenstein, MPT - Physical Therapy
Last RevisedMarch 4, 2011

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