A Complete Guide to Resistance Band Exercises

Resistance Band Exercises

Lunge with Lateral Raise

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Start Position:
  1. Start in a straddle stance with your front leg reasonably straight (maintain a slight bend) with the majority of your weight on this front leg. The back leg will be straight.
  2. The mid-point of the resistance band should be placed under your front foot.
  3. Your body should be close to vertical – a slight bend forward is good whilst maintaining the natural arch in your lower back.
  4. Hold one end of the resistance band in each hand with your arms straight by your side and palms facing toward you. There should be tension in the resistance band in this starting position.
End Position:
  1. The front leg will be bent to approximately 90 degrees with the majority of your weight on this leg and the back knee lowered to a position close to the floor. In this lowered position, your front knee should be in line with your front foot.
  2. Your arms will be straight out to the sides of your body with your palms facing downwards.
Action:
  1. Bend your front leg as you lower the back knee toward the floor. As you bend your legs, lift your arms out to the sides of your body whilst keeping your arms straight.
  2. Ensure you maintain an active core throughout the movement.
  3. Return to the starting position, then repeat.
  4. Once you have completed your set with one leg forward, repeat with the other leg forward.
Modification Options:
  1. Vary the strength or length of the resistance band to increase/ decrease the difficulty of the exercise.
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Start position

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End position

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