A Complete Guide to Resistance Band Exercises

Resistance Band Exercises

Standing Hip Abduction

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Start Position:
  1. Wrap the resistance band around an object that is not going to move such as a pole, fence, tree or something similar and create a loop. The resistance band should be in a low position.
  2. Standing upright facing side-on to the anchor point with the resistance band wrapped around the ankle of the leg furthest from the anchor point. Move away from the anchor point to create some tension in the resistance band allowing your leg to move toward the anchor point without weight (in the air slightly). Bend your support leg (the leg without the resistance band wrapped around it) slightly. Hold onto a support if necessary to maintain your balance.
End Position:
  1. Stand upright facing side-on to the anchor point with your leg extended (from the hip) as far away from the anchor point as possible.
Action:
  1. Extend your leg (from the hip) as far away from the anchor point as possible.
  2. As you extend your leg, maintain a slight bend in your support leg.
  3. Then allow your leg to slowly return to the start position and repeat.
  4. Once you have completed your set on one side, repeat on the other side
Modification Options:
  1. Vary the strength or length of the resistance band used to increase/ decrease the difficulty of the exercise or move further away from the anchor point to increase the difficulty.
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Start position

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End position

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