Lateral Hip Abduction Squat Walk
Note: You'll need tubing or bands.
This is a great exercise to strengthen the abductors and the medial gluteal muscles. This area, when weak, can create alignment issues that can lead to knee pain. Strengthen this part of your body by doing some easy side-to-side movements.
Get into a simple 45-degree squat, have the tubing/bands on both areas of the ankle and step to the side. Make sure there is constant tension on the band when you're moving side to side. If you allow the tension to slack or get easy, then you are defeating the purpose of this exercise. Do three sets of 15 to 20 reps per side.
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