Standing Lateral Leg Lift Exercise targets many muscles group at the same time that makes it a compound exercise. The regular practice of the workout on daily basis strengthens your hips, gluteus, hamstrings, core abs muscles, thighs and legs. Ankle weights or resistance bands make the exercise more challenging and beneficial. Standing leg lift exercise enhance muscular strength, stamina and stability to help you function more productively. It also allows you to avoid certain injury risks. It also strengthens the connective tissues around thighs and hips. Leg lift exercises assist you in increasing balance, stamina and coordination among all body parts. Keep your spine in neutral position throughout the workout.