How to Do Hip Abduction Machine: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Hip Abduction Machine exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Hip Abduction Machine

Muscles worked by hip abduction machine

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Hip Abductions

  1. Adjust the machine to the appropriate settings, sit down, and grip the handles.
  2. Push the pads out by moving your legs apart as far as possible.
  3. Return with control to the starting position.


The hip abduction machine trains the muscles that abducts (moves apart) your thighs, like your gluteus medius and parts of gluteus maximus.

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