Isometric Hip Abduction
Isometric exercises are muscle contractions without movement (static contractions). Isometric hip abduction means contracting the muscles which move the thigh outwards.
- The athlete sits in a chair with the knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
- The hands are placed either side of the outer knees, as shown.
- The athlete then uses their hands to resist as they try to push the knees (thighs) outwards.
- The contraction is held for 5 to 10 seconds, before they relax and then repeat the exercise.