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Definition: Adduction describes the lateral movement of a limb toward the midline of the body, such as an inner thigh leg lift, which brings the leg towards the body, or a lat pulldown, ...

Health / Fitness / Adduction: Movement of a limb towards the center of the body. When you lower an extended arm from above your head to your side, this would be considered adduction
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Medial movement toward the midline of the body; moving the bone below the thumb toward the back of the wrist.
Adductor pollicis
1st dorsal interosseous
Extensor pollicis longus
Flexor pollicis longus ...

Adduction Movement of a limb toward middle of body, such as bringing arms to side from extended position at shoulder.
Adhesion Fibrous patch holding muscles or other parts together that are normally separated.

Adduction Movement toward the midline of the body
Adhesion The abnormal union of body tissues that are normally separate (similar to scar tissue).
Adipose Fatty substance ...

Adduction Curtsy Lunge And Squat
PLACE a weighted stability ball about one foot in front of you.
1. TOUCH your left foot to the top of the ball. Swipe the ball to the right, moving right leg across your body.

Adduction -- Movement of a limb toward middle axis of the body. Returning arms to the side from extended position at shoulders.

Leg adductions
I know what you are thinking. Why did I even click on this exercise, its for little girls. When you see the tremendous mass you will receive on your lower body from this movement you will change your tune, guaranteed! ...

Leg adductions
Inner thighs, also known as your adductors, can be isolated with leg adductions -- in simple terms, crossing one leg over the other.
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Adductions are obviously ideal for tightening up the inner thighs - so how do they improve your squat?

If you find any exercise difficult- either because it hurts or because you cannot do the movement, work through the rest of the exercises.

hip adduction
For some of these proprioception exercises, such as calf-raises, the client can advance to using one foot once he has mastered the activity using both feet.

Leg Adduction Machine
This machine works the inner thighs (adduction) and the outer thighs (abduction). Some gyms have two separate machines for adduction and abduction, while other gyms will have both exercises combined into one machine.

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Abs, abdominals The muscles in the front of the stomach, giving the "six pack" look in people with sufficiently low bodyfat.

The hip adduction exercise is performed by closing the legs while sitting, thereby pushing a machine's pads resting on the inside of the hips together.

Low pulley Adduction, Lower leg raises, Lying Bench adduction, Seated hip Adduction machines, and the standing multi-hip machines.
Hip Abductors
The 2 Abductors are excellent hip stabilisers, and assist in some steering manoeuvres.

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.) ...

adducted /adduction
Movement of a limb inwards towards the body or medially
adductor machine ...

Adduction [back to top] Movement of a limb toward middle of body, such as bringing arms to side from extended position at shoulder.

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. bringing your arms back down (Flexion at the shoulder) to your sides.

Inner Thigh Adduction
The inner thighs are a problem area for many women as they tend to be a spot where fatty tissue tends to deposit. Keep this area toned by squeezing the inner thigh muscles regularly.

Logically, this makes sense from a joint motion perspective since the clavicular fibers are active in shoulder internal rotation, horizontal adduction and flexion (5).

The function of the lats is to move your arms backward (extension) and toward your body (adduction).

The lats are not only responsible for extension, adduction, and internal rotation at the humerus (the upper arm), but they also increase extension in the lumbar spine.

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

Function: Extension, adduction, medial rotation.
Location: Inserts in the lower 6 thoracic and lumbar vertebrae. Also inserts in the middle side of the arm pit area (humerous).
Traps (Trapezius) ...

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.

The shoulder joint has the following normal ranges of movement: Flexion, Extension, Adduction, Abduction and Medial Rotation.
Elbow Joint
The elbow joint has the following normal ranges of movement: Flexion, Extension, Pronation and Supination.

Kicking - leg extensions, hip abduction/adduction
Jumping - power cleans, calf presses, jump squats
Rowing - seated rows, hip sled, single arm rows ...

When contracted, cause an adduction horizontal (with which the arm is contracted toward the chest into the midline of the body), as internal rotation of the humerus.

The middle and lower traps are partly responsible for the important motion of scapular adduction or retraction, along with the rhomboids. The rhomboids are not visible on the following anatomy drawing because they are located deep to the traps.

The fibers originate from the clavicle, sternum and upper ribs and insert on the humerous. When contracted these muscles cause flexion,extension and adduction of the shoulder joint. The Pectorals are the prime movers in most pushing movements.

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

Eighteen runners who had greater hip adduction (the amount the hip rolls toward the middle of the body) and internal knee rotation at the start of the study developed IT band syndrome by the end, ...

post-rehabilitation, stroke and spinal cord injury participants: As stroke patients progress in strength development and functional abilities, they may perform more targeted (rotary movement) resistance exercises, such as hip abduction and adduction ...

You can also hold for longer periods of time and lift and lower for shorter periods of time. A trainer friend recently had me try a leg adduction with a 1-3-1 tempo. Open for one, hold for three, and close for one. You have to try 2 sets of 12.

See also: See also: Muscle, Exercise, Strength, Abduction, Back

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