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Exercise of the Week – Adductor Leg Raises

Target Muscles: Inner Thigh (Adductor Longus, Magnus & Brevis, and Gracilis)

Adductor Leg Raise 01 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Lay on your side on the floor, with the foot of your upper leg resting on the floor slightly behind your lower leg which you will need to bring slightly forward. Support your head on your hand or on your arm, as shown.

Adductor Leg Raise 02 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Concentrating on your lower leg, gently raise it to your body’s maximum without straining, and then lower back down to the floor. Be careful not to lean too far forwards or back during the exercise. Repeat for the required number of reps before switching sides to use the other leg.

Repetitions: 8-12 (each leg)

Sets: 2-4

Progression: Add ankle weights to provide greater resistance

A fabulous leg exercise to help strengthen and shape your inner thighs. As we start Spring, indicating that Summer isn’t too far away, this is great as part of an overall leg and buttock toning programme. The rest of the leg will benefit from including other highlighted exercises like the Goblet Squat and Standing Back Hip Extension that target your thighs and glutes.