Tana Trotter, PT, DPT
Banded Lateral Walking
- Why? This exercises challenges the endurance and control in the hips which are our biggest joint supporters.
- How? Tie a band around your ankles. Keep feet hip width apart as you step laterally without moving upper body side to side.
- Why? Using body weight is always a great way to challenge our strength.
- How? Hold onto TRX strap and slowly walk feet under. Keeping body in straight line, pull body up until hands are at chest while squeezing shoulder blades together.
- Why? Combining rotation with flexion increases the muscles used in the movement.
- How? Place a band or cable at a higher attachment point. Step away from attachment until the band or cable is tight. Slowly rotate across and down to the opposite hip. Slowly control back to the starting point.