Lever Seated Hip Abduction

Lever Seated Hip Abduction


This exercise involves sitting on a lever machine and using your outer thigh muscles to lift your legs out to the side. It helps to strengthen and tone the hip abductor muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Lever Seated Hip Abduction Instructions

  1. Start by sitting on the lever seated hip abduction machine with your back straight and your feet flat on the footrests.
  2. Adjust the machine so that the pads are resting just above your knees.
  3. Place your hands on the handles provided on either side of the seat.
  4. Slowly push your legs outwards, away from each other, until you feel a stretch in your hip muscles.
  5. Hold this position for a few seconds, then slowly bring your legs back together.
  6. Repeat this movement for the desired number of repetitions.
  7. Remember to keep your back straight and your core engaged throughout the exercise.
  8. Once you have completed your set, carefully stand up and step off the machine.

Lever Seated Hip Abduction Form & Visual

Lever Seated Hip Abduction

Lever Seated Hip Abduction Benefits

  • Strengthens the hip abductor muscles, which are important for stabilizing the pelvis and maintaining balance
  • Improves hip mobility and flexibility
  • Can help alleviate hip pain and discomfort
  • Targets the gluteus medius muscle, which can help improve the appearance of the buttocks
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and abilities

Lever Seated Hip Abduction Muscles Worked

  • Gluteus medius
  • Tensor fasciae latae

Lever Seated Hip Abduction Variations & Alternatives