Outer Thigh Abduction (Cable)


Muscle Worked

Gluteal Medius, Gluteal Minimus, Gluteal Maximus


  • Stand erect, position yourself next to the pulley machine.
  • Hold on to the wall or hand support.
  • Place the opposite leg into the triangle-shaped pulley grip.
  • Move your leg apart as far as you can with the movement coming solely from the hip joint.
  • Slowly bring your leg back to the starting position in a smooth motion.
  • When you finish with desired number of repetitions, switch sides and perform the exercise with the other leg.


  • Don't perform this exercise without warming up and stretching the muscle to be worked.
  • Stop if you feel pain and relax.