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By Paige Waehner
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, which involves pulling the arms down towards the torso.

Adduction: Movement of a limb toward the midline of the body. The opposite of adduction is abduction.
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Hip Adduction with Band
Hip adduction is the movement of bringing the leg across the body. This is used in kicking. A resistance band can be used as shown.
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Hip Adduction
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Hip Abduction/Adduction Machine
The hip abduction and adduction machines feel incredible: You can use a lot of weight, so you feel strong, and both exercises leave you with a serious burn.

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 ...

~ 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.

~ 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 ...

~ - Movement of a limb toward the middle of the body, such as bringing the arm down after being extended at the shoulder.
Adhesion - Fibrous patch holding muscles or other parts together that are normally separated.

~ -- Movement of a limb toward middle axis of the body. Returning arms to the side from extended position at shoulders.
Adherence -- Sticking to something. Used to describe a person's continuation in an exercise program. Cf. compliance.

~ 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.

Leg ~s
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 ~s
Inner thighs, also known as your adductors, can be isolated with leg ~s -- in simple terms, crossing one leg over the other.
At the gym ...

~s 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 ~
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 ~ Machine
This machine works the inner thighs (~) and the outer thighs (abduction). Some gyms have two separate machines for ~ and abduction, while other gyms will have both exercises combined into one machine.
Lat Pull Down Machine ...

Hip ~:
Laying on your side again, this time your affected leg is on the bottom. The opposite or top leg is bent and can be kept behind or brought in front of the straight leg.

compare ~
Abs, abdominals The muscles in the front of the stomach, giving the "six pack" look in people with sufficiently low bodyfat. Their function is to draw the base of the ribcage and the hips towards each other, as occurs when performing crunches .

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

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

lifting your arms up (Extension at
the shoulder) as if you were imitating an airplane!

~ - 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 ~
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 ~ and flexion (5).

Golfing Stretches: Shoulder Horizontal ~
Sit upright on a chair with your chest up and head over your shoulders.
Raise your right elbow up to shoulder level in front of you.
Let your right hand fall toward the floor, palm down.

The function of the lats is to move your arms backward (extension) and toward your body (~). If you perform pull-ups or pull-downs with a relatively narrow grip (shoulder width or narrower), your arms will undergo more extension than ~.

Lastly, foot position, in terms of abduction and ~ of the foot/ankle complex, should almost always be practiced on a neutral position. This foot placement will optimize our biomechanical capabilities in the sagittal plane of movement, and increase joint centration up the entire kinetic chain.

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

The movements include elbow extension (straightening of your arm), shoulder horizontal ~ (bringing the arm from straight out to your side inward at shoulder level) and shoulder flexion (lifting your arm from down at your side upward).

Abduction/~ machines: It's a stubborn fallacy that you can spot reduce fat from certain areas or your body, and the abduction/~ machine is overall ineffective for this purpose. As noted in the featured article: ...

- Cable Cross-Over Machine ~s
For Inner Thighs AND For Better Squatting
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- My VERY Favorite Leg Exercise (I Like It Even More Than Barbell Squats For Working The Thighs HARD!) ...

Use the leg press and the hip abduction/~. Eagle Leg Press has a patented technology that really helps to tighten your glutes. The addition of exercises to tighten your inner and outer thighs will create the perfect exercise package to get the hips in shape.
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The wrist joint has the following normal ranges of movement: Flexion, Extension, ~, Abduction and Circumduction.
Hip Joint
The hip joint has the following normal ranges of movement: Flexion, Extension, ~, Abduction, Medial Rotation and Lateral Rotation.

Shoulder is a tri-axial joint capable of multiple motions like flexion, extension, abduction, ~, internal rotation and external rotation. This joint has the greatest range of movement of any joint in the body.

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

When contracted, cause an ~ horizontal (with which the arm is contracted toward the chest into the midline of the body), as internal rotation of the humerus. Situated beneath the pectoralis minor works with the pectoralis major and is applied together with its older brother.

The middle and lower traps are partly responsible for the important motion of scapular ~ 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 Elbow Joint: The elbow is a hinge joint with large flexion-extension and internal rotation- external rotation motions, but minimal abduction-~ motion.
The Hip Joint: The hip joint is a large ball and socket joint that can move in all six rotary motions.

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

Eighteen runners who had greater hip ~ (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, suggesting a possible biomechanical cause for the painful condition.

When the pectoralis major contracts, it moves the upper arm in numerous directions, such as toward the center of the body (~), as when you do flyes and presses, and lifts the arm forward (flexion), as during reverse-grip bench presses, and moves the arm down (extension), as during pullovers.

recommendations for further strengthening 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 ~ for ...

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 ~ with a 1-3-1 tempo. Open for one, hold for three, and close for one. You have to try 2 sets of 12. Your inner thighs will be sore for days.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Muscle, Exercise, Strength, Abduction, Back?

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