Thursday, January 15, 2009

Walk Sideways

Years ago I wrote a blog post about holding a bar over your quadriceps and doing squats. This builds up your adductor muscles. You can do the same thing with a rubber band with two handles for your feet on either side. I am not sure what the official name is, but many gyms may have this equipment. You do not need to use your hands. Squat down a few inches and take wide steps sideways. You will feel the burn in your leg muscles, especially your abductors.

Do five sets of ten repetitions.

Disclaimer: None of the above information can be taken as a substitute for advice from a medical professional, such as a physician.

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