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Definition: Abduction is the lateral movement of a limb away from the midline of the body. We often use the word abduction to describe movements such as lateral raises (lifting the arms out to the the sides) or leg lifts.
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Hip Abduction
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Cable Hip Abduction
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Standing Leg Abduction
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Squat with Leg Abduction and Lateral Raise
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Glute Activation Exercises: Side Lying Hip Abduction - Clam Exercise
Clam Exercise - glute medius activation
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Abduction/Adduction - Abduction means the action of either removing something or in this case, moving your leg away from the center of the body. (Think absence. Also abnormal, abolish, abolition, abdicate, abandon.) ...

Abduction - Movement of a limb away
from the middle of your body.
E.g. lifting your arms up (Extension at
the shoulder) as if you were imitating an airplane!

Adduction - movement of a limb towards the middle of your body. E.g.

Movement of a limb away from middle of body, such as bringing arms to shoulder height from hanging down position.
Abbreviation for abdominal muscles.

Abduction Movement away from the midline of the body.
Absolute Strength The maximum force that an individual's muscle can produce is a single voluntary effort, regardless of the rate of force production.

Abduction: Movement of a limbs away from the center of the body, such as raising your arms up to shoulder height from an anatomical position.

Abduction -- Movement of a limb away from middle axis of the body, such as extending arms outward at shoulder height from a hanging-down position.
Abs -- Slang for abdominal muscles.

Starting Position:
- Lie on your left side with both legs extended.
- Support your head with your left hand, and place your right hand flat against the floor in front of you.

Abduction - A muscle action that refers to movement that is going away from the midline of the body. The outer thighs are often referred to as the abductors.

Hip Abduction
This exercise is performed on a hip adduction/abduction weight machine. You sit upright, with your legs together. Your legs can either be straight, or bent at the knee, depending on the type of machine.

Leg abductions
You can tone and strengthen your outer thigh muscles with leg abductions.
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Movement of a particular limb away from middle of body, i.e., bringing the arm to shoulder height from hanging-down position.
Slang for abdominal muscles.

Abduction is the biomechanical term for moving a limb AWAY from the midline of the body. In this case, it's moving the thigh away from the center of the body.

Leg Abduction Machine
Leg Adduction Machine
This machine works the inner thighs (adduction) and the outer thighs (abduction).

Hip abduction exercises help to stabilize and strengthen the hips. This exercise requires lying on your side with your head rested on your hand. Both legs are straight with the top leg lifted up.

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adductors, thigh several muscles located in the upper part of the inner thigh whose function is to pull the legs towards the midline.

The hip abduction exercise is performed by opening the legs while sitting, thereby pushing a machine's pads resting on the outside of the hips apart. This is an isolation exercise for the gluteus muscles of the hip.

Low Pulley Abduction, Side leg raises, Seated Hip Abduction machines and the standing multi-hip machines.
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abducted /abduction
Movement of limb away from body mid line or laterally
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Abduction [back to top] Movement of a limb away from middle of body, such as bringing arms to shoulder height from hanging down position.

Leg Raises with Abduction
Lie face up on the floor with your hands under your butt. Raise your legs up with feet together so they're perpendicular with the floor. Maintain your legs straight throughout the entire exercise.

Isometric Hip Abductions
1. Stand to the side of a sturdy chair or table for support. Your left leg should be next to the back of the chair.

Side lying hip abduction
Lie on your side and set pelvis so your top hip is stacked above lower hip. Roll shoulders forward a little and brace the abdominals to control pelvic position.

Side-lying hip abduction-from a side lying position, raise the top leg straight up, contracting your glutes. Be sure to stay on your side, and to not roll over as your leg rises. Do 3 sets of 10-20 on each side 6 days per week.

Abduction can be accomplished by raising the arm overhead. The arm slide is a very effective and low stress exercise for an injured rotator cuff muscle.

Prone Horizontal Abduction.
Lie prone on a bench with shoulders hanging down off the bench at the sides.
With palms facing down, raise the arms up toward the ceiling into horizontal abduction until the arms are parallel to the floor.

Gluteus maximus, medius and minimus or "glutes" - The 3 muscles of the buttocks and hips that extend your thighs forward and to the side (abduction) and rotate your legs at the hips. Walking, running and climbing all work the gluteus maximus.

Hip abduction walk with resistance tubing
Standing hip abduction with resistance tubing
Bent-over row with resistance tubing
Seated row with resistance tubing
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Its actions are abduction (movement away from the body) and, again, humerus stabilization.
Infraspinatus-the Infraspinatus muscle is the main external rotator (rotation away from the body) of the shoulder joint.

Shoulder joint horizontal abduction, extension and movements in between and the respective scapular movements take place when the arm is pulled to the rear in a three-fourths overhead, ...

Perform exercises to strengthen hip abduction like the Standing Resistance-Band Hip Abduction from the Men's Health Workout Center.

Use the leg press and the hip abduction/adduction. Eagle Leg Press has a patented technology that really helps to tighten your glutes.

Extension (move straight arms toward your back)
Abduction (arms away from the body, palms down)
Horizontal abduction (move arms across the chest)
External rotation (put hands behind your head)
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Shoulder is a tri-axial joint capable of multiple motions like flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, internal rotation and external rotation. This joint has the greatest range of movement of any joint in the body.

For stretch muscle, diverse movements constituted should be performed essentially by inflections, extensions, abductions and elongations. These should be based on the type of muscle to be treated.

There are two common tests used for diagnosis of impingement: The Neer’s Test and the Hawkins’ Test. The Neer's test elicits pain with passive abduction of the shoulder to 180 degrees.

Other isometric exercises can be designed from such usual exercises as the push up, shoulder raise, squat, calf raise, leg extension, hip extension and hip abduction.

Pull-ups: Begin by grabbing the bar overhand, lean back looking up and over where you want to go and pull yourself up. Pull-ups use a shoulder abduction movement, which means the elbows come down and back up from the sides of your body.

My favorites are walking lunges, hip abduction with my hips elevated off of the seat, and what I call "butt clenchers".

The Elbow Joint: The elbow is a hinge joint with large flexion-extension and internal rotation- external rotation motions, but minimal abduction-adduction motion.

is a pair of muscles composed of a short head and a long head. The Biceps originate from the scapula and insert on the radius. The Biceps are responsible for elbow flexion, supination of the forearm, shoulder flexion and sometimes shoulder abduction.

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