Serendipity Posted January 19, 2009 Report Share Posted January 19, 2009 Hello to whomever can answer this. On an AOL site, it suggests that the adductor/abductor weight machines work only a very small muscle and shouldn't be bothered with (for the general population, at least). But what about those of us who wish to be able to have stronger muscles in that area - the piriformis, that is? Abductor is the one that moves the legs apart. Would using something like that help with strengthening the piriformis to hold turnout more firmly? (I HOPE this question makes sense!!) I'm thinking not to replace ballet exercises (I have 6 or so classes a week, after all) but to enhance it when I'm at the gym. Are those "small muscles" the AOL Health area talks about really the muscles I would want to work in the first place? (Whereas the general population likely couldn't care less!) Thanks for any insight. S. Quote Link to comment
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