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.

Teaching Points:

  • To work the groin muscles, a resistance band is anchored around a table leg and around the involved ankle.
  • The athlete stands with this leg closest to the attachment point, and pulls the leg across the body, against the band’s resistance, as shown.
  • The knee should stay straight and the hip should not be allowed to drop down.

Muscles Worked:

Alternative Exercises: