Dumbbell Hip Abduction Exercise

Lower Body Dumbbell Exercises Video Series

This dumbbell hip abduction exercise will help strengthen the outer thigh muscles in your legs as well as the hip flexors.

This is the seventh exercise video of the lower body dumbbell workout series.

With this video, he uses a step up and then the hip abductor exercise, so you are also working the glutes.

If you don't feel like you have the right balance with the step, just perform the exercise on the floor.

You can place the dumbbell weight against the outer thigh to add additional resistance or keep them up at your shoulders and out of the way.

Either way you will be engaging and strengthening those muscles.

Exercise #7 - Hip Abduction

  1. Place a dumbbell in each hand and hold them at the shoulders in a racked position.
  2. Place the step next to you on the side that you will be working first. Don't make the step too high to lose balance but high enough to work those glutes as you step up.
  3. Step up onto the step with one leg.
  4. Lift your other leg straight out to the side to work the hip and thigh muscles.
  5. Place the lifted leg back on the floor (leave the one on the step).
  6. Repeat this for several times on one side.
  7. Switch sides and repeat for this side. 

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

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