Inner Thigh Exercises

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  1. daneeyah

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    I don't really feel like I'm working my inner thigh muscles on leg days.
    Anyone do inner thigh exercises? If so, what do you guys recommend?

    Thanks.
     
  2. knucks

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    like that abductor/adductor (sp?) stuff?
     
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    Someone here called it the "good girl, bad girl machine". :rofl:
     
  4. daneeyah

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    I heard some bad things about those hip abductor machines. Like they make your hips bigger, which I really don't need. I just wanna target the inner thighs..
    Any other weight machine or even dumbbell exercises that will help me achieve that?
     
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    Well if you do the adductor, which works the muscles that bring the leg across the body it will target the inner thighs but not the outer. Also, a couple of sets of the yes/no machines are not going to give you latina birthing hips.
     
  6. daneeyah

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    but it'll do the job of strengthening my inner thighs if its only a couple of sets once a week?
     
  7. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    I do him adductor/abductor and I do not have Latina birthing hips.
     
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    if you do only the adductor (no/good girl) machine you will not be working the muscles on the outside of your leg/hip
     
  9. daneeyah

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    :dunno:
    its what i hear.. i don't know how necessarily true it is.
     
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    huh?
     
  11. daneeyah

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    okay thank you, i appreciate it.
     
  12. GTLifter

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    we've been over this before...you're not going to wake up next monday morning with huge hips...
     
  13. Simple

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    i've heard some writer on t-nation trashing those machines
     
  14. daneeyah

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    :rofl:
     
  15. daneeyah

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    okay :hs:
     
  16. GTLifter

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    well it's better to do the same exercise with a cable or band but they get the job done....
     
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    My friends call those the Lauren and Jen machines.

    Jen was a slut in high school.
    Lauren was prude in high school.

    Sound like everyone has a similar story.
     
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  19. Ceaze

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    The function of the adductor muscles changes when the hip is flexed, which is why the adductor/abductor machine causes dysfunction. You're better off doing lateral lunges, split squats, and wide stance squats & deadlifts.
     
  20. daneeyah

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    thanks, i'll youtube those. :wavey:
     
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    It was suggested to me by another PL'er to do abductor/adductor work to help with stability while squatting/pulling wide. His fiance, who as also a PL'er and a phys. therapist, agreed that band/cable work was better but the machines will get the job done.


    what she suggested as being better then the machines:
     
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    I agree the 4-way hip is much better than the ab/adductor machine
     
  23. Buzz Killington

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    Freudian slip :hsughno:
     
  24. Guitar_fool

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    Do lunges.

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  25. fatcow

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    I've never seen a guy do those
     
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