This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are using the hip abduction machine. The hip abduction machine can be one of the most effective ways to improve the strength and mobility of your hips, but only if you are using the machine correctly.

One thing that needs to be considered when doing hip abduction is how far apart you are going to bring your legs. Oftentimes we see people sacrificing the health and safety of their spine and pelvis because they are trying to get “full” range of motion with this exercise, so how far is far enough?

When doing hip abduction, the focus of the exercise needs to be on squeezing and challenging the muscles on the outside of your hips. If the goal of the exercise starts to shift away from that, then you are liable to experience negative results from doing this exercise, such as soreness, pain, and pinching.

Check out all of the details in this week’s episode of Trainer Tip Tuesday, and be sure to tune back in next week as we discuss more considerations when using the hip abduction machine.

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