The Hip Band is a resistant band in elastic fabric, sewn in a loop and characterized by an internal antiskid rubberizing. Placed over the knees, it can be used as a complementary tool for hip flexion and extension exercises, in particular squats and hip thrusts, in order to obtain a higher activation of the gluteus medius muscle and of the tensors fasciae latae. That is why it is called Hip Band. In addition, especially while performing squats with a heavy load, the use of an elastic band (to be extended by pushing outwards with the legs) could help the athlete correcting the common mistake of bringing the knees closer, making the legs take the incorrect “X position” during the exercise.
Nevertheless, this is not the technical function that mainly contributed to the popularity of the Hip Band, but its remarkable effectiveness in training the glutes, so much that it is also called “Glute Band”. From this point of view, during a circuit training dedicated to the glutes (squats, lunges, etc.), the use of the Hip Band combined with the Hip Thrust Platform Bench code 9122 would be absolutely effective: performing the exercise with the knees flexed indeed would determine an elevated work of the glutes and an extraordinary “squeeze” effect. See also the code 9122 Hip Thrust Platform Bench.
DIMENSIONS: length 330 mm (660 mm loop circumference), height 80 mm
COLOR: black, with internal white colored antiskid rubberized inserts
Material elastic fabric with single resistance