Type of exerciseIsolation

Muscles usedAbs, glutes, hamstrings


In standing postion, we are always worn by the lower limbs, that is why it is essential to work the legs sessions.

The abductors are responsible for the lateral movement of the leg, that means the abduction of the hip. This exercise mainly isolates the abductors and involves the abdominals, glutes and ischios in a secondary way.

Very useful for the squat and the deadlift, reinforced abductors will help you to gain stability.

To strengthen the machine abductors, here are the instructions to follow

  • 1. Sit on the machine with the back in contact with the seat and in a natural way. Place your feet between the cushions provided.
  • 2. While exhaling, spread your legs to keep the cushions away from each other.
  • 3. While inhaling, slowly bring the cushions back and return to the starting position.
  • 4. Continue your series by repeating the movement.

Read our tips, techniques and advice for machine abductors

  • 1. Control both the push phase and the return phase. Take the same time for both parties.
  • 2. Voluntarily contract the glutes for better performances and better results (aesthetically, in particular).
  • 3. Keep your feet flat.

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