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Hip Adduction on Exercise Ball



Illustration of Hip Adduction on
the Exercise Ball

Starting Position
  • Start this ball exercise by kneeling on the floor and lean to the side over the exercise ball so that the stability ball is under your trunk and hip
  • Lie over the exercise ball and straighten out your legs putting one leg in front of the other.
Action
  • Lift and lower your bottom foot while keeping your leg straight.
Prime Movers
  • Hip adductors.
Physio Tips
Progression


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This is a good beginner ball exercise to work the inside of the thighs (hip adductors). To work the outside of the thighs (hip abductors) in the same way see the abductor exercise here.
To work your hip extensors in the same open kinetic chain fashion try hip extension with the prone leg raise here.


1ballsRepeat this ball exercise 6 times each side.

2ballsRepeat this ball exercise 10 times each side.

3ballsRepeat this ball exercise 15 times each side.



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