How to Perform Marching Knee Drives with Resistance Bands | Movement Breakdown
To perform marching knee drives with a resistance band, you will need a loop resistance band that fits comfortably around your thighs or fold a band in half (as seen in the video above) and hold it around your waist.. Here are the steps:
- Begin by standing with your feet hip-width apart and placing the resistance band around your thighs, just above your knees
- Lift your right knee up to your chest, driving it forward and slightly out to the side, while keeping your left foot firmly planted on the ground.
- Lower your right foot back down to the ground and repeat the movement with your left leg, alternating back and forth between legs.
- Keep your core engaged and your back straight throughout the exercise, and be sure to maintain tension on the resistance band at all times.
Marching knee drives with a resistance band primarily work the hip flexors, glutes, and quads. They can be a great exercise for improving lower body strength and stability, as well as for targeting the muscles responsible for driving your knees forward when running.
An alternative to marching knee drives with a resistance band could be marching in place without the band, or doing high knees or butt kicks. These exercises will still work the same muscle groups and provide similar benefits.
To focus on your abs while doing marching knee drives with a resistance band, you can try pulling your belly button in towards your spine and engaging your core muscles throughout the exercise. This will help you avoid relying too much on your ab flexors and instead recruit your deeper core muscles for greater stability and strength.