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Exercise Demonstrations

Standing Adduction

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Standing Adduction Exercise

Starting Position

Stand with feet slightly apart, knees slightly bent, hands on hips or one hand on a chair or wall for balance. Shift weight to right leg keeping it slightly bent. Lift left leg slightly forward infront of right leg, keeping foot flexed and toes pointing forward.

Action

EXHALE: With a small movement, slowly swing left leg across center line of body, infront of right leg. Lift as high as possible. Hold for 2 counts.

INHALE: Lower slowly with control to start (without letting foot rest on ground) to complete one rep. Complete all reps and switch sides.

Special Instructions

Do not let momentum swing your leg-- keep it slow and controlled. Try to keep upper body straight-- don't lean forward or back.

Muscles Worked: Inner thigh, Quads