Target Muscles: hip abductors, gluteus medius
Set Up: Stand in an area where you have plenty of space on either side of you. Step inside a short circular band, securing it around your ankles. Spread your feet apart until you feel tension. Place your hands on your hips and bend your knees slightly [A].
Action: Step laterally to the right, pressing outward against the band with your right leg [B]. Follow with your left foot without releasing all the tension on the band. Complete all reps on the right, then repeat moving to the left.
Tip: The lower the band is on your leg (ankle to mid-calf), the harder it will be. The higher up (mid-calf and above) the easier it will be. Also, to really hit the outer hip, pause after your reps and do 10 to 15 small pulses, lifting your leg straight out to the side.
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