Low Mount Abduction with Band
Make a loop at one end of the band and place your right ankle into it. Wrap the other end/handle around a low mount, like a furniture leg. Stand to the side a few feet away from the furniture, parallel to it. Hold onto a chair or wall for balance if necessary. Shift weight into left foot keeping knee soft and right foot flexed. Allow the resistance to pull your right leg across the center line of your body to start.
EXHALE: Extend your right leg straight out to the side, leading with your outer thigh towards the ceiling, keeping foot flexed.
INHALE: Slowly lower with control to starting position to complete one rep.
Finish all reps on this side before switching.
Keep abs tight and upper body stationary. Avoid leaning back or to the sides during the movement. Lower with control-- don't let the band's resistance snap your leg back down to the starting position.
Make it harder: Stand farther from the mounted end of the band.
Make it easier: Stand closer to the mounted end of the band.
Muscles Worked: Outer thigh, Hips, Glutes