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Target Muscles: hip abductors, gluteus medius
Set Up: Lie on your rise, stacking your legs on top of one another. Loop a circular resistance band around your ankles.
Action: Slowly raise your upper leg toward the ceiling. Return your leg to the start. When your set is complete, flip over to work your other leg. Do three sets of 15 reps on each leg.
Tip: To really hit your outer hip, pause on your last rep and do 10 to 15 small pulses.