Lateral Bounding – Band

  • HOW:  Begin this exercise by placing a resistance band around your waist. You will then bound away from the anchor of the band and land on your opposite leg. Take a step back towards the anchor of the band then repeat.
  • FEEL:  The leg that you are pushing away from will be working, from the calves up to the thigh and hips. Most feel a burn in the quad and glute muscles here. You may also feel the muscles on the  leg you are landing on.
  • COMPENSATION:  Avoid landing stiff. You want to absorb shock with the muscle by landing softly. Allow your knee and hip to bend as you land. Also, avoid your knee caving inward, make sure to keep your ankle, knee, and hip in alignment.

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