Exercise Instructions:

  1. Get inside a resistance band, feet pointing forward.
  2. Pull the band to create as much tension as needed.
  3. Step to one side, pushing from your abductor (outer thigh) and glutes (bum) on the leg your stepping with.
  4. Bring your other foot back into line, then step again.
  5. Switch direction.
  6. You’ll feel your outer thigh doing the brunt of the work here. Try to keep your toes pointing forward to keep the muscle continually engaged, avoid turning your toes out (like a penguin), as this will switch the abductors off. Your glutes will come in to assist the abductors if they are weak.

Muscles Worked:

Abductors, glutes.