A Complete Guide to Resistance Band Exercises

Forward Band Walk

Exercise Information

Exercise Name:Forward Band Walk
Resistance Band Type:A resistance loop band
Equipment Required:
Body Parts Exercised:Legs and gluteals

Exercise Procedure

Exercise Start Position

Standing upright with your feet shoulder-width apart and the resistance band loop around your ankles. There should be tension in the resistance band with your feet shoulder-width apart.

Exercise Start Position
Exercise End Position
Action
  1. Bend your legs slightly and step one foot forward.
  2. Then step the other foot forward in advance of the previous step keeping your feet at least shoulder-width apart.
  3. Continue for 10 steps and then return backwards.
Modification Options
  1. Vary the strength or length of the resistance band used to increase/ decrease the difficulty of the exercise or shorten the loop being used to increase the difficulty.
  2. Starting with (and maintaining) your feet further apart will increase the difficulty of the exercise.
Technique Tips
  • The higher the loop resistance band is on your legs, the easier the exercise will be.
  • The wider you have your feet, the harder the exercise will be.
  • Perform the exercise slowly.
Exercise Prescription

1-3 sets of up to 15 repetitions. Note that if you can do more than 15 repetitions of a particular exercise, you should increase the difficulty of that exercise. If you are performing multiple sets, you may do 2-3 sets of the one exercise before moving on to the next exercise or cycle through your whole program 2-3 times.

Up to 60 seconds rest between sets. The duration of rest will be dependent upon the intensity of the exercise for you.

Forward Band Walk Demonstration Video