Resistance Band Leg Lift

Resistance Band Leg Lift


This exercise involves attaching a resistance band to a stable object and then looping it around one ankle. The individual then lifts their leg against the resistance of the band, targeting the muscles in the hip and thigh.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Resistance Band Leg Lift Instructions

  1. Attach a resistance band to a sturdy anchor point, such as a door handle or pole.
  2. Place the band around your ankle and stand facing the anchor point with your feet hip-width apart.
  3. Shift your weight onto your left foot and lift your right foot off the ground, keeping your leg straight.
  4. Slowly lift your right leg out to the side, keeping your foot flexed and your toes pointing forward.
  5. Pause at the top of the movement, then slowly lower your leg back down to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions, then switch sides and repeat with your left leg.

Resistance Band Leg Lift Form & Visual

Resistance Band Leg Lift

Resistance Band Leg Lift Benefits

  • Strengthens the hip abductor muscles
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Targets the glutes, hips, and thighs
  • Can be done anywhere with a resistance band
  • Low impact exercise that is easy on the joints

Resistance Band Leg Lift Muscles Worked

  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Quadriceps
  • Core

Resistance Band Leg Lift Variations & Alternatives

  • Resistance Band Side Leg Lift
  • Resistance Band Clamshell
  • Resistance Band Fire Hydrant
  • Resistance Band Donkey Kick
  • Resistance Band Squat with Leg Lift