Dumbbell Adduction

Lower Body Dumbbell Exercises Video Series

The dumbbell adduction, as opposed to the abduction, will work the inner thigh muscles. 

It's always good to do both the abduction and adduction exercises in the same workout.

This way you are strengthening the opposing (or opposite) muscles of the upper leg.

With this one, the movement is small so don't worry if you are not getting a large range of motion.

While the movement is small, it is engaging the inner thigh muscle and will strengthen this area.

This will also engage the hip muscles to a slightly extent than in the abduction exercise you saw previously.

This is the last of the fitness videos in our lower body dumbbell workout series.

Exercise #8 - Dumbbell Adduction

You will only need one dumbbell weight for this exercise.
  1. Start with both feet on the floor about shoulder width apart.
  2. Place your right leg slightly in front of you and turn your foot out slightly.
  3. Place one dumbbell on the inner thigh of the right leg holding the dumbbell with your right hand.
  4. The left leg should be bent slightly at the knee.
  5. Now swing your right leg across your body (towards the left leg).
  6. Swing it back to the starting position.
  7. Repeat this for several repetitions and then repeat on the other leg. 

Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly. 

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