How to perform hip abduction exercises

Flexibility and strength training are good for your abductor muscles Antonio_Diaz / Getty Images Medical review by Laura Campedelli, PT, DPT Hip abduction is the action that moves the thighs directly out to the side, such as during the first half of a jumping jack. This movement is mainly performed by the gluteus medius muscleone of the three muscles commonly called the buttocks. Hip abduction exercises strengthen abduction movements and improve pelvic stability, particularly when you’re standing on one leg. This article discusses hip abduction exercises, how to do them,…

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