Standing Leg Abduction With Bands
Area Targeted: Outer Thigh
Learn set-up, movements and points to remember below:
Anchor: Secure the band(s) to the door with the door anchor at the bottom of the door.
Bands: Attach both ends of the bands to one ankle strap.
Body Positioning: Wrap the ankle strap around the ankle of your active leg. Stand 3 to 4 feet away from the door with your non-active leg closest to the door, and a couple of inches behind your active leg. Position a chair so that you can use it for stability. Keep your back straight, head straight, chest up and stomach tight.
Pull your active leg out to the side until it creates a 45 degree angle with the floor.
Points To Remember
1. Keep your active leg straight throughout the range of motion.
2. Visualize pulling the resistance from your heel.