The machine is equipped with an anodised steel CAM that returns a decreasing resistance curve during the concentric phase of the movement, in accordance with the force expressed by the hip abductor muscles.
The large front handles allow users of any height to maintain a stable and correct posture during the exercise, which can be performed in two different ways with different muscle activations:
• SINGLE JOINT EXERCISE
(Only hip abduction)
The training focuses on the gluteus muscles, involving the Gluteus Minimus and Gluteus Medius. Compared to the exercise carried out in a sitting position on the traditional Abductor Machine, the participation of the Gluteus Maximus is also significant; it is subjected to isometric tension throughout the exercise due to the constantly flexed hip position.
• MULTIJOINT EXERCISE
(Abduction and extension of the hip)
The double hip movement of abduction and extension (flexion?) allows a complete activation of the glute muscles, with greater input on the Gluteus Maximus, in line with the action of this large muscle bundle. Given the involvement of the knee joint, the thigh muscles and the quadriceps are also activated, mainly to keep the user stable during the exercise.
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