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Lying Abduction with Band Exercise

Lying Abduction with Band

Starting Position Lie flat on your back and place your feet hip-distance apart on a resistance band, holding the handles in each hand, anchoring your upper arm and elbows to the floor next to your torso, and slowly extend your legs straight up in line with your hips.

Action EXHALE: Keeping feet parallel, legs straight and arms stationary, use outer thights to push outward against the resistance band, opening legs wider than the hips.

INHALE: Slowly return to the starting position to complete one rep.

Special Instructions Keep abs tight and upper body stationary. Avoid turning legs or feet inward or outward.

Make it harder: Bring feet together at the very center of the band as the starting position to increase the resistance.

Muscles Worked: Outer thigh, Hips