To get the most from this exercise whether you place them below or above the knee- In order to STRENGTHEN the targeted muscles, keep knees slightly bent, stay in a slight squat stance and lastly, keep the band taught throughout the motion!
Muscles targeted in this exercise;
- Gluteal Muscles (Glutes); one of the strongest muscles in the body. The glutes are the connecting point between your legs and lower back muscles. The less active you become the weaker your glutes and back muscles become. They help support in balance and posture which is why Glutes are very important to exercise. Glutes are used in a variety of actions; extension rotation of the hip, as well as extension and rotation of the trunk.
The quadriceps “quads” are a group of four muscles located on the front of the thigh. The quad muscles allow your knee to extend and provide stabilization. Your quads are the most important muscle group for maintaining the ability to stand and to walk independently.