Standing Banded Adduction

The adductors are fan-like muscles in the upper thigh that pull the legs together when they contract. They also help stabilize the hip joint. The adductors attach from the pelvis to the femur (thigh bone).

Standing Adduction

Primary Muscles Used

Standing Banded Adduction Muscles Used

Standing Banded Adduction Instructions

  • Anchor an exercise band at ground level.
  • Attach the exercise band to your ankle.
  • Walk away from the anchor point stretching the exercise band.
  • Hold onto something for balance and tighten your core.
  1. Let your leg stretch out toward the exercise band.
  2. Slowly pull your leg back to the center line.
  3. Pause when your leg is right below you.
  4. Slowly let your leg raise back up.
  5. Repeat.
Standing Banded Abduction Demonstration

Tim's list of benefits for the Standing Banded Adduction

  • Having strong hips is an integral part of sports performance, injury prevention, and maintaining mobility as you age.
  • The adductors are an important muscle group that contributes to hip strength and mobility.

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