The band resisted side step walk is a common exercise to be used to help strengthen the hip abductors and external rotators - whether in rehab or training settings. We often see this exercise prescribed with the band around the knees, but is that the best placement to maximize our desired outcomes?
The side step is meant to be used to help strengthen the posterior and lateral hip muscles - such as the glute max and glute med. Most of these muscles have some function towards hip extension, hip abduction, and hip external rotation. And that’s where our technique then comes in.
Check out the video to learn more!
Introduction - 0:00
Best Technique For Side Stepping - 0:43
Common Errors 1:22
Best Placement 1:55
Summary - 4:02
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