Cable Hip Abduction

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Coach's Tips

When you come down with movements that can build your gluteus medius, feel the target of your hips and come down slowly!

How to Cable Hip Abduction

Starting Position

1. Sit on the floor or an exercise mat with your feet flat on the ground.

2. Place a cable machine handle around the side of your ankle and attach it to the cable machine.

3. Make sure your feet are slightly wider than hip-width apart.

4. Keep your core engaged and your back straight.

Proper Form

1. Exhale and lift your leg up towards the side of your body, keeping your toes pointed outward.

2. Hold the contraction at the top for a moment, then inhale and slowly lower your leg back to the starting position.

3. Repeat the movement with the same leg for the desired amount of repetitions.

4. Switch legs and repeat the exercise.

Breathing Technique

1. Exhale as you lift your leg up.

2. Inhale as you lower your leg back to the starting position.


1. Make sure to keep your core engaged and your back straight throughout the exercise.

2. Avoid jerky or uncontrolled movements.

3. Don't lift your leg too high, as this can strain your hip flexors.

4. Don't arch your back throughout the exercise.

5. Don't lock your knee when you lift your leg.

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