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LEG ADDUCTION / ABDUCTION MACHINE

Machine Name :  Adduction / Abduction Machine

Description

The leg adduction and abduction machine is a seated exercise machine that provides resistance when opening (abduction) and closing (adduction) the legs. It’s effective for isolating the gluteus muscles (opening the legs) and the tensor fasciae latae (inner thigh muscles) when closing the legs.

This machine is one of the most controversial machines. It's great in isolating the muscles, but there is hardly ever any needs to isolate these muscles, as you can work them as part of compound exercises like squats, lunges and, deadlifts.

Muscles

Hip adductors and abductors (including gluteus medius and gluteus minimus)

Exercises

Leg abduction and adduction

Alternatives

Squats, resistance band abduction/adduction, lunges, step-ups, one-legged deadlift, side leg raises, scissors leg raises.

Avg. Price Range : $2,000-$3,500
(dedicated machines are extremely expensive)

 

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