(VIDEO) ▶️ Side stepping: resistance band at knees

An exercise working on lateral movement with added resistance at the knees, involving hip abductors and medial knee stabilizers.

  • standing with the hips and knees slightly bent, feet shoulder-width apart
  • place a loop of resistance band around the knees
  • keeping the pelvis level, step laterally to one side, loading well on the push-off leg and moving from the center of the body, as opposed to focusing on reaching
  • bring the other foot back to shoulder width
  • repeat in either direction as needed