Fit Mom Band Side Step

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The band side step target the outer thighs and glutes. This is a great lower body exercise that can be used in a warm-up or as an accessory exercise.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Glutes

Gluteal Muscles (Glutes) are one of the strongest muscles in the body and are the connecting point between your legs and back muscles. Glutes are used in a variety of actions from moving the leg to extending and rotating the hip, as well as extending and rotating the trunk of the body.

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Hamstrings

The hamstrings play a crucial role in many daily activities, such as, running, jumping, walking and cycling. Strengthening your hamstring muscles help to protect your knees from injury by absorbing the stress placed on the knee. Weak hamstrings can lead to knee injury.

Equipment Used


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Exercise Band

The exercise band is used in resistance training. The bands comes in a variety of colours depending on the amount of tension they offer. The exercise bands give constant resistance throughout the entire range of motion during an exercise and cause less stress on the joints.

Exercise Instructions


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Step 1

Stand on the band and start with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold the band at your side, the more slack you ;ull, the more tension you'll get out of the band.

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Step 2

Take a lateral step to the side keeping your knees soft and your feet pointing straight forward.

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Step 3

After taking several steps, repeat in the opposite direction.