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Not only are you working the inner thigh (hip adductors) in the leg that is being raised and lowered, you are isometrically working the hip adductors on the leg that is holding you on the ball. In fact, you may feel more fatigue in the inner thigh that is not moving.
Your hip adductors are working as pelvic stabilizers along with your other trunk muscles. Your hip muscles often work this way during functional movements to maintain a stable pelvis because it is only with a stable pelvis that we can create effective and efficient limb movements.
If you are having difficulty with this ball exercise you can make it a little less difficult by
Repeat this ball exercise 4 times.
Repeat this ball exercise 8 times.
Repeat this ball exercise 12 times.
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