Working the Abductor Muscles Using Bands

There are numerous exercises that can be done using our latex free glute bands, however they are not as versatile as the latex bands, but are much stronger and will last longer.

If you are unaware of what the abductors are, they are the muscles that run along side your body and include the gluteus medius muscle and the gluteus minimus.  The abductors move the legs away from the midline of the body when they contract. They also help stabilize the hip joint. The abductors attach from the pelvis to the femur (or thigh bone). 

The abductors are one of the primary areas that our glute bands will help to target. Many people will place the band above the knees or around the ankles or calves. Keeping the band tight will automatically create tension around the abductor area. Now, you can pair this tension to an exercise like a hip thrust or squat and we have a real challenging exercise on our hands! Then, you can choose to add weight to this like holding a barbell, dumbbell, or kettlebell to make the movement more advanced.

Make sure you are pushing your knees out to keep the focus on the abductors and don't forget to squeeze your butt at the top with each of these moves!

The image below shows several ways to target the legs and glutes, but there are hundreds of exercises that can be performed using the bands.

Check out the Fitness & Exercises tab to view several workouts being performed using our bands!