Cable Hip Adduction
This exercise involves using a cable machine to perform hip adduction movements, which work the inner thigh muscles. The cable is attached to the ankle and the leg is pulled towards the midline of the body against resistance. This exercise can help improve hip stability and overall lower body strength.
Cable Hip Adduction Instructions
- Attach a cable machine to a low pulley and select an appropriate weight.
- Stand facing the machine with your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Attach an ankle cuff to your right ankle and fasten it securely.
- Step away from the machine until there is tension on the cable.
- Shift your weight onto your left leg and keep your left knee slightly bent.
- Slowly lift your right leg out to the side, keeping it straight and maintaining tension on the cable.
- Pause at the top of the movement and squeeze your glutes.
- Lower your leg back down to the starting position with control.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions on your right leg before switching to your left leg.
Cable Hip Adduction Form & Visual
Cable Hip Adduction Benefits
- Strengthens the adductor muscles of the hip
- Improves hip stability and balance
- Can help prevent injuries in the hip and groin area
- Targets the inner thigh muscles, which can be difficult to isolate with other exercises
- Can be easily modified to increase or decrease resistance
Cable Hip Adduction Muscles Worked
- Inner thigh muscles (adductors)
- Gluteus medius
- Gluteus minimus
Cable Hip Adduction Variations & Alternatives
- Standing Cable Hip Adduction
- Seated Cable Hip Adduction
- Prone Cable Hip Adduction
- Supine Cable Hip Adduction
- Side-Lying Cable Hip Adduction