Many injury issues, especially with running, start with weak hips, particularly the gluteus medius. The monster walk helps target the stabilizing glute med by moving laterally under load. It is important to stay in squat position and keep feet far enough apart to load the bands, even on the recovery portion of the step.

Monster walk target muscle groups: Quads / Glutes / Hip Abductors

Directions: With band around both ankles, widen base to place load on band. Lower hips until in a partial squat position then take 20 lateral steps. Keep hips low and band under load for entire set. Rest :10-:15 in standing position, then lower hips and return. Add 1-3 sets of monster walks to any gym workout or do 2-3 sets in addition to home based core and flexibility workouts anytime.