resistance band glute kickback
Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Resistance Band Glute Kickback

As the name implies, resistance band glute kickbacks work your glutes as well as your hip flexors. This exercise, and others that activate these muscle groups, are a great way to activate your hips after a long day of sitting at work, school, driving, etc.

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  • Loop a resistance band around your ankles and stand with your feet together.
  • With your hands on your hips, shift all your weight onto your left leg and place your right toes on the ground diagonally behind your left heel, so there is tension in the band.
  • Squeeze your abs and tuck your pelvis under as you kick your right leg back about 6 inches, keeping your knee straight.
  • Return your right foot to the floor, keeping tension in the band. That’s 1 rep. Complete 15 reps for a full set, completing three sets total. Do all the reps in a set on one side, then repeat on the other side.

Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.



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