I wish I was clever enough to come up with the name of this exercise, but after watching the video, I will assume you will understand why it is called this. It is a very underrated exercise – because I see little to NO people doing this when I am at the gym, but if you are someone who doesn’t visit a gym regularly, this could be a perfect home workout. I have done this exercise and to be quite honest, it does make for a good warm up exercise & I am sure you could go to failure and at some point feel the BURRRRN! lol.
Watching the above video will give you the how to version of his visually, but if you someone who wants a step by step, I have your back!
How do I perform this “weird” name exercise?
- Begin this exercise on your hands and knees on the ground. Starting position
- While keeping your knee in the bent position, you will abduct the femur (moving the knee away from the midline of the body)
- pause at the top of the motion, the return to the starting position.
- Continue for the recommended amount of reps alternating knees.
What muscles are being worked?
- Abductor muscle
This is a great exercise for beginners because it is simple! I think we tend to hit a lot of muscles when working out, but some go unseen or unnoticed and so for those of us who don’t hit our abductors very often, this will be a reason to do so! I say go for it!