Resistance Band Seated Hip Abduction
This exercise involves sitting on a chair or bench and using a resistance band to target the muscles in the hips and outer thighs. The band is placed around the ankles and the legs are lifted out to the sides against the resistance of the band. This exercise helps to strengthen and tone the hip abductor muscles.
Resistance Band Seated Hip Abduction Instructions
- Begin by sitting on a chair or bench with your back straight and your feet flat on the ground.
- Place the resistance band around both of your ankles and make sure it is secure.
- Slowly lift one leg out to the side, keeping your foot flexed and your knee straight.
- Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, then slowly lower your leg back down to the starting position.
- Repeat the movement with the other leg.
- Continue alternating legs for the desired number of repetitions.
Resistance Band Seated Hip Abduction Form & Visual
Resistance Band Seated Hip Abduction Benefits
- Strengthens the hip abductor muscles, which are important for stabilizing the pelvis and maintaining balance
- Improves hip mobility and flexibility
- Can help alleviate hip pain and discomfort
- Targets the gluteus medius muscle, which is often underdeveloped and can lead to hip and knee injuries
- Can be done anywhere with a resistance band, making it a convenient exercise for travel or at-home workouts
Resistance Band Seated Hip Abduction Muscles Worked
- Gluteus medius
- Tensor fasciae latae