This exercise strengthens the muscles of the hip, core and shoulders while providing weight-bearing benefits to the upper and lower extremities.
Begin on your hands and knees, with your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips. Maintain a neutral spine.
Keeping your knee bent at a 90-degree angle, lift one leg up to the side. Hold the position for a second, and then lower your leg back to the starting position.
Repeat this movement. Then switch sides.