Squat with Band

The resistance band provides lateral or sideways resistance to add another dimension to the squat exercise.

Aim:

To strengthen the leg muscles with increased emphasis on the hip abductors.

Technique:

  • Starting with the feet shoulder width apart, the athlete squats down to no more than a right angle at the knee.
  • The knees should not fall inwards and the back should remain straight throughout.
  • This can be performed with a bar over the shoulders or dumbbells in the hands.

Muscles worked:

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