Resistance Band Standing Hip Abduction

Resistance Band Standing Hip Abduction

Description

This exercise involves standing with a resistance band around your ankles and lifting one leg out to the side against the resistance of the band. It targets the muscles in the hips and glutes.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Resistance Band Standing Hip Abduction Instructions

  1. Attach a resistance band to a sturdy object at hip height.
  2. Stand facing the anchor point with feet shoulder-width apart.
  3. Loop the resistance band around one ankle and step away from the anchor point to create tension in the band.
  4. Shift your weight onto the opposite leg and engage your core.
  5. Keeping your leg straight, lift the banded leg out to the side as far as you can while maintaining control.
  6. Pause briefly at the top of the movement, then slowly lower the leg back down to the starting position.
  7. Complete the desired number of repetitions on one side before switching to the other leg.

Resistance Band Standing Hip Abduction Form & Visual

Resistance Band Standing Hip Abduction

Resistance Band Standing 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 prevent injuries to the hips, knees, and lower back
  • Can be done anywhere with a resistance band, making it a convenient exercise for travel or at-home workouts
  • Can be easily modified for different fitness levels by adjusting the resistance of the band

Resistance Band Standing Hip Abduction Muscles Worked

  • Gluteus medius
  • Gluteus minimus
  • Tensor fasciae latae

Resistance Band Standing Hip Abduction Variations & Alternatives

  • Resistance Band Standing Hip Adduction
  • Resistance Band Standing Hip Extension
  • Resistance Band Standing Hip Flexion
  • Resistance Band Standing Hip Internal Rotation
  • Resistance Band Standing Hip External Rotation