Get the Most Out of the Light Ankle Band with These Moves

Resistance bands are so effective for a few reasons: they offer a big range of motion, letting you really lengthen through every movement, and they’re an effective form of low-impact resistance training.  

If you’re a regular studio-goer or an everyday streamer, you’ve definitely strapped on the (peach!) light ankle band. If you’re new to it, you’ll immediately feel your leg and glute muscles activate with every step. If you’re a veteran, you know how versatile the band can be, allowing you to move through various series both standing and on the mat. Ahead, watch and learn three of our favorite moves using the light ankle band.

Rainbow Reach



Start on all fours, shifted back an inch. Take right leg back to 6 o’clock with heel to ceiling. Lift leg up to hip height, then rainbow it around to the corner of the mat on an angle before returning it back to center. Keep core and right glute engaged without arching back. Repeat 8 times on both sides. 

Hip Pull



Start with right leg back on an angle. Pull knee in to 90-degree angle, keeping wide distance between legs before extending leg back out on angle. Repeat 8 times on both sides.

Knee Hydrant



Start on all fours. Open right knee up to a hydrant position and take it closed halfway. Repeat 8 times on both sides. 

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