Hip Abduction

 
 

Setup Options

 

Muscles

Process

Step 1: Start by drawing in the stomach and bracing the upper body while keeping the neck relaxed. Squeeze the glutes.

Step 2: Keep the leg at a 90 degree angle for the entirety of the movement. Move the active leg out by hinging outward. As the leg swivels, push the outside of the knee up towards the sky. 

Step 3: Return the leg to starting position in a controlled manner.


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Tips: Don't allow the hips to tip forward or back during movement, this will put the load on either the hip flexor muscles or Gluteus Maximus (both of which are targeted in many more movements than Gluteus Medius). Focus on the glute shooting and keeping the upper body in a straight line. Do not allow the body to tilt with the movement of the active leg.

Link™ to Exterior: Handles in hands. Hands held at hips

Stance: Lying on side. Legs Straight. Feet together