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Standing Hip Abduction with Band Exercise

Standing Hip Abduction with Band

Starting Position Grab each handle and place feet on band, hip-width apart, toes forward. Stand tall with back straight, abs engaged, legs straight and arms at your sides. Shift your weight onto left leg, keeping knee soft.

Action EXHALE: Push right leg out against the resistance band using the other thigh.

INHALE: Slowly return leg towards the midline of the body to complete one rep.

Stay balanced and finish set on this side before switching sides.

Special Instructions Keep abs in, knee on balancing leg soft, and eyes fixed on a focal point to help maintain balance. Keep toes pointed forward, not out to the sides. Make it easier: Bring working leg back down to the floor for balance after each repetition, if necessary; hold onto a wall or chair for balance.

Muscles Worked: Outer thigh