How to Do Banded Side Kick: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

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

  1. Place an elastic band around your ankles. Hold on to something with your hands for balance.
  2. Stand on one leg, while bringing your other leg as far out to the side as possible.
  3. 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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