Banded Side Kick: Muscles Worked & Technique

Banded Side Kick exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Banded Side Kicks

Muscles worked in banded side kicks

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Banded Side Kicks

  • Place an elastic band around your ankles. Hold on to something with your hands for balance.
  • Stand on one leg, while bringing your other leg as far out to the side as possible.
  • Bring the leg back in while resisting the band.


Banded side kicks train the muscles that abduct (moves apart) your thighs, like your gluteus medius and parts of gluteus maximus.

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