Doing this exercise before working out can improve hip, foot, and ankle stability as well as knee joint stabilization. Overall, it improves body mechanics and movement efficiency. The most effective, but challenging, way to complete this exercise is with the band placed around the feet.
Studies have shown that this engages the gluteus medius very efficiently and this is important as this muscle plays a large role in biomechanics preventing muscle imbalances throughout the body and leveling ones hips with activity. If you'd like to purchase the bands for yourself, head over here. As an Amazon Associate, Rehabilitation Health and our health professionals/practices earn from qualifying Amazon purchases.