Strength, balance, symmetry. Three important parts of fitness, and particularly for the lower body. Here are some of my fave Hip, mostly Adductors, exercises.

 45 degree side lunge

Ankle weight hip adduction

Lateral squat

Machine hip adduction

Rotary Hip machine adduction

Side lying bottom leg lift

Squat and medial cross over kick

Standing cable hip adduction

Step and lateral kick

Wide stance deep squat

NOTE: Perform with fullest range of motion available. It is not generally recommended to train hip adductors often or heavy. Details available in books at

Marc D. Thompson, owner of VirtuFit® & VirtuGen, is a prominent fitness trainer, personal coach & professional genealogist with a background in medicine, exercise physiology & family history research. He has pioneered virtual training and teaches via webcam one-on-one and group classes. He also combines traditional genealogical research methods with cutting edge internet surfing while using multiple computers to produce the fastest, most accurate results. Along with over 25 years of experience in both fields, he draws from thousands of exercises, fitness disciplines, sports psychology techniques, nutritional principals & research techniques to teach and empower each individual client. He currently pens blogs at and His fitness books are available at