Outer Thigh Exercise

Lower Body Resistance Band Exercises Video Series

The outer thigh exercise demonstrated on this page uses resistance bands to add that extra tension to build and strengthen the leg muscles.

The primary target for this exercise, as the name suggests, is the outer thigh.

While this is the primary target, other muscle groups will also be strengthened while performing this exercise.

These include the glutes and the hip flexors.

You can also engage the abdominals if you want by simply lifting your head and shoulders off the ground while you do this move.

When doing strengthening exercises it's always recommended that you work the opposing muscles as well.

So once you are done with this, be sure to see the next video to strengthen the inner thighs.

Exercise #5 - Outer Thigh Workout

You can adjust the resistance for this one by using heavier or lighter bands or by changing the position of your hands on the bands. 
  1. Place the band around the arch of your feet and lie down on your back.
  2. Hold the band with one hand about half way up towards your feet. You can hold onto the loose ends of the band with your other hand.
  3. Make sure your feet are flat and facing up towards the ceiling.
  4. Open your legs to the sides to the point you feel it in your muscles. Don't go too far out or too short. 
  5. If this is too easy, choke up on the band holding it closer to your feet. If it's too hard, hold the bands further away from your feet.
  6. Repeat this for 15 - 20 reps remembering to breath while you do this.
Tip: If this still feels too easy even after using the highest resistance band, try adding an additional band.

Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly. 

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