Banded Lateral Walk
"Banded lateral walks (also called monster walks) really sculpt the glutes medius, the muscles at the side of the hip," Elizabeth Skwiot, PhD, an NASM-certified personal trainer and founder of Cirque-It Fitness, told POPSUGAR. "It's a great idea for everyone to spend some time on these muscles since they don't get worked much in everyday life. This move can also help prevent injuries resulting from muscle imbalances while shaping the glutes."
- Place a loop resistance band below the knees. Or, if you're using a traditional resistance band, step in the center with both feet, cross the ends, and hold one handle in each hand.
- Get into a squat position as you take four steps to the right, then four steps back to the left. Make sure to keep tension in the band the entire time.
- Repeat three times for one full circuit. Complete the circuit three to four times.