If you’re looking to find out how to strengthen the legs using a theraband, we’ve got three resistance band leg exercises while standing in this video for you to try out. Resistance bands are one of the best strength training tools you can use – aside from being handy, you are free to decide the strength of the band that suits your level.

We’re using a blue theraband (X Firm) and it’s 1.5m long.

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Here are your Three Resistance Band Leg Exercises while Standing to try:

Exercise #1: Crab Walking

Resistance Band Leg Exercises while Standing: Crab Walking

Start with your knees together, loop the band around them then tie it in a double knot. Make sure it’s suitably tight enough for you.

Move your feet so that they’re hip-width apart then bend your knees so you’re into a squat position. Crab walk to the right and to the left within 5-10 metres. Make sure your knees stay facing forwards throughout the whole of the movement.

You’ll need to keep going until you feel the muscles in the legs working.

Exercise #2: Tip Toe Walking

Resistance Band Leg Exercises while Standing: Tip Toe Walking

Loop the band around your knees, as above and raise yourself up onto your tiptoes. Keep your knees facing forward, step to your left and to your right within 5-10 metres.

Exercise #3: Marching

Resistance Band Leg Exercises while Standing: Marching

Move the band around your feet or your ankles – we find it comfortable fixing the band under the foot.

Raise your right leg up and slowly lower it down and then raise your left one, so you’re marching on the spot.

Repeat 3 x 6 times.

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Trying out different exercises is key to improving and maintaining the body’s flexibility, which in turn can help with recruiting muscles efficiently.

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