Crash Conditioning Lateral Band Shuffle
May 13, 2009
President/director of athletic performance Doug Crashley of Crash Conditioning, a hockey-specific training center located in Calgary, Alberta, explains the Lateral Band Shuffle while his college and junior hockey clients perform the exercise.
About the Video
Doug Crashley, director of Athletic performance, explains the steps to completing the lateral band shuffle. The lateral band shuffle works the legs by providing resistance to a lateral side step with both legs.
Doug Crashley: The band exercises are outstanding exercises. We use them a lot for strengthening the glutes
, which are a pretty valuable part of our hockey stride. A basic exercises phase step, the first one tends to be the lateral shuffle in a nice bent athletic position; bent knee, bent hip, forward leaning position. You want to stay parallel.
All the athlete is doing is stepping away with their lead foot laterally away from the midline of the body while staying parallel at the same height and having the secondary leg recover or come towards the middle as you step forward and then basically being in control of the band, not allowing the band to yank that foot forward but actually slowing the band all the way through. So one band works against the resistance of the band, and one leg is slowing the resistance of the band. It's a pretty simple exercise. You go to your left and to your right.