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November 25, 2021 3 min read

Like most people, we’re sure that you hate going to the gym during leg day. Luckily, pumping iron isn’t the only way to effectively strengthen your legs. Resistance bands are a great way to improve your overall leg strength. What’s great about resistance bands is that they are able to target areas that weight training usually doesn’t hit. 

Now, the main hindrance that prevents people from utilizing resistance bands is the lack of knowledge on how to work out with them. This is why we thought it would be useful to put together a brief discussion on this topic. If this is something that you want to learn more about, read on as we list down three useful resistance band leg exercises that you should know about.

Lateral Band Steps

Lateral band steps are a great exercise that strengthens your hip-abductor muscles and quads. All you have to do is place the resistance band around both of your legs. You can put them above your knees if you want less resistance or you can put them around your ankles for the most resistance. From there, assume a quarter-squat position with your feet pointer forward all while making sure that they are a hip-width apart. With your right foot, take a step to the right and then step in with the left foot the equivalent distance so that your feet are back to a hip-width distance apart. Repeat in the opposite direction, and continue alternating steps side to side.

Single-Leg Stands

Single-leg stands target your quads and glutei maximi. When done correctly, this exercise also helps you improve your knee position and stability. To do this exercise, you should place the band above your knees. From there, sit on the edge of a bench or chair and tilt your torso forward in a way that puts your chest in front of your hips. Then lift one foot off the floor by an inch or so, and with the opposite foot firmly planted on the ground, stand up on that one leg until it is fully extended. Slowly return to a seated position and repeat these steps until you’ve hit your desired number of reps.


Clamshells are perfect if you want to strengthen your glutei medii and your obliques. What’s great about this exercise is that it's incredibly simple. To start,  place the band above your knees, lie on your side with your knees bent to 90 degrees. From there, prop your head upon your hand and resit it on your bicep. Once you’re in position, engage your core and drive your top knee towards the ceiling as far as you can go and slowly bring it back down. Be sure to keep your feet pressed together while doing this.


We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you find the best leg exercises that work for your training regimen. As you can see, there are more ways to strengthen your legs without having to go to the gym. Be sure to keep all this information in mind so that you can maximize your home workouts.

Knowing about the exercises is only the first step, as you will also need to find the right resistance bands. POWERBANDS® offers thebest resistance bands for home workouts in Australia, making them the perfect addition to your strength and glue training. We have a wide range of resistance bands you can use to power your exercises and sculpt your body more effectively. Check out our products today!