Hip strengthening or endurance forward and backward band walks

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Hip strengthening or endurance forward and backward band walks

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. If you need to improve the strength and endurance around your hips, especially if you have weakness in your glute muscles then this is an excellent exercise
  2. Remember this exercise should be pain free during after and the next day
  3. All you need is a piece of looped exercise band round your ankles to provide resistance
  4. With the exercise band around your ankles, step your feet apart to apply some band resistance.
  5. Next you need to start to walk forwards and then backwards but you need to maintain the resistance on the band throughout the whole step.
  6. Basically for strength you need high band resistance so that you are struggling at between 6 to 10 steps in total and for endurance you should be struggling between 15 to 25 steps in total.
  7. Once you start to find this exercise easy and you need to make it more difficult, then you can repeat the exercise but in a mini squat position and then later in a deeper squat position.

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