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Side Hip Abduction 101 Video Tutorial

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Side Hip Abduction
Side Hip Abduction

Exercise Synopsis

Target Muscle Group

Hip Abductors

Secondary Targets

Execution

Isolation

Force Type

Pull

Required Equipment

Body Weight

Fitness Level

Intermediate

Timer

Hour

Minute

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Stopwatch

00:00:00:00

Overview

Side hip abduction is an exercise that targets the hip abductors, which are the muscles that move the legs away from the midline of the body. It can be performed with either one or two legs, and it can be done with or without weights, To do a side hip abduction with one leg, start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent. Lift your nonworking leg up behind you and hold it there with your hand. Keeping your upper body still, slowly lower your working leg to the side until it is parallel to the floor. Pause for a moment, then slowly raise your leg back to the starting position. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions, To do a side hip abduction with two legs, start by standing with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent. Lift both legs out to the sides until they are parallel to the floor. Pause for a moment, then slowly lower your legs back to the starting position. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions, Side hip abduction is a great exercise for strengthening the hip abductors, which can help to improve balance and stability. It can also help to reduce pain and inflammation in the hips.

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Variations

Variations of fitness exercises refer to different ways of performing a specific exercise or movement to target various muscle groups, intensities, or goals. These variations aim to challenge the body differently, prevent plateaus, and cater to individuals with varying fitness levels.

EQUIPMENT

Band

EXECUTION

Isolation

FITNESS LEVEL

Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Adductor/Abductor Machine

EXECUTION

Isolation

FITNESS LEVEL

Intermediate

Alternatives

Alternative exercises in fitness refer to different movements or activities that target similar muscle groups or serve the same training purpose as the primary exercise. These alternative exercises can be used as substitutes when the original exercise is unavailable or challenging to perform due to various reasons such as equipment limitations, injuries, or personal preferences.

EQUIPMENT

Leverage Machine

EXECUTION

Isolation

FITNESS LEVEL

Intermediate

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