Lateral band walks, also called lateral monster walks, are a great way to sculpt your leg and gluteal muscles. This exercise utilizes bands to create resistance and targets lower body muscle groups. Watch how to perform them so you can add them to your workout routine!
Not Just for Physical Therapy
While lateral band walks are commonly used in physical therapy for patients with hip stiffness, they’re still a great exercise to do on a regular basis. The muscles trained during this exercise are the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and the gluteus maximus. All three of these muscles help with stabilizing the hips and knees which keep us strong and healthy. This exercise will make you better lifters, better runners, and better athletes.
The muscles used during lateral band walks are often under-worked and turned off. This exercise activates and strengthens the glutes, while giving your butt shape.
Check out the video below for a demonstration on how to do them!
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Matthew has a B.S. in Sports and Exercise Science from Wisconsin Lutheran College, is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). He specializes in Sports Performance, Strength and Conditioning, Injury Prevention, Health and Wellness, & Functional Training. Matthew lives by the philosophy of “Anything worth having is worth fighting for” – Susan Phillips and he believes that if you want something, then go get it, and don’t stop till you do.