Standing Leg Abduction With Resistance Bands

Exercise / Outer Thigh


Standing leg abduction with resistance bands is one of the best ways to increase muscle mass in the legs. This is a core exercise for many dancers in modern dance. This hip-flexor exercise is a great way to isolate an area of the body. It also target the hips, core, upper back, and shoulders. In addition, they are a great way to build muscle and strength in your hamstrings, glutes and lower back.


Steps to perform the exercise


  • Anchor: Attach the anchor to the bottom of the door.
  • Bands: Attach a ankle strap to the band.

Body Position:

  • Fasten the ankle strap around your active leg’s ankle.
  • Stand 3 to 4 feet from the door, with your non-active leg closer to it and a few inches behind your active leg.
  • Place a chair where you may use it for support.
  • Maintain a straight back, a straight head, a straight chest, and a firm stomach.


  • Pull your active leg out to the side to form a 45-degree angle with the floor.

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your active leg straight.
  • Imagine yourself dragging the resistance from your heel.

Exercise Benefits

The stubborn problem area of the Outer Thigh is targeted with Standing Leg Abduction With Resistance Bands. Work your Abductors against the world’s smoothest, safest, and most effective resistance: Bands! This exercise will astound you with how much it burns and how well it works. If you’re looking to build a strong backside, chances are you focus on your gluteus maximus by doing lots of squats and lunges. However, strengthening glute muscles that perform hip abduction, or movement of your thighs out to the side, also firms your butt.