How To Do Resistance Band Side-to-Side Squat

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

Chris Freytag demonstrating a resistance band side to side squat

Resistance Band Side-To-Side Squat is a lower body exercise that strengthens your outer thighs along with your glutes and quadriceps. Know how to do a basic squat? Then it’s time to grab a band and get a little more bang for your buck! By taking your traditional squat and adding the side motion of the band, you are hitting those outer thighs like crazy and you will feel it the next day! Traditionally trying to strengthen your outer thighs has been a challenging thing to accomplish. If you learn how to do Resistance Band Side-To-Side Squat you discover that the band is definitely the way to go! With its versatility and multi-directional options, this one, simple, portable tool is a game changer.

The Resistance Band is one of the most flexible tools available not only in the way you can use it for exercises, but in it’s portability and ease. This band can fit in a small handbag or backpack and taken anywhere; perfect for travel! Take this band on any trip and combine it with some basic cardio moves for a simple, overall fat burn anywhere and anytime! Resistance bands can be used for both lower body and upper body. In fact, these bands are one of the best for full-body moves. For example, you can stand on the band and do excellent Resistance Band Squats. You can stand on the band and to a shoulder press. But of course, if you want to go all out you could stand on the band and to the squat and shoulder press together at one time. This will give you a full body training as well as a providing a great way to increase your heart rate!

Learn this Resistance Band Side-To-Side Squat and then try our awesome workout 7 Resistance Band Moves To Tone The Whole Body.

Here are the steps to learning Resistance Band Side-To-Side Squat:

1) Stand both feet on band hip width apart and hold handles next to hip bones.

2) Take a big step right and sit back into a squat, then bring left foot to right foot as you stand.

3) Take a big step left and sit back into a squat, then bring right foot to left foot as you stand. That is a total of one repetition.

Targets: legs, glutes

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