Banded Side Kick


  • 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 trains the muscles that abducts (moves apart) your thighs, like your gluteus medius and parts of gluteus maximus.

Muscles Worked


  • Glutes

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