Click to download a PDF of this exercise.
Standing Leg Abduction With Bands
Area Targeted: Outer Thigh
Standing Leg Abduction With Tube Bands targets the stubborn problem area of the Outer Thigh. Strengthen your Abductors by working them against the smoothest, safest and most effective resistance on the planet - Bands! You will be shocked at how bad this exercise burns and how well it works.
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.
Standing Leg Adduction
Front Lunge (Anchor)