The adductors are muscles or groups of muscles that move a body part towards the centerline of the body. These can be found in the thighs, hands, and feet, for example. However, when people talk about the adductors, they are usually referring specifically to the adductors of the thigh.
The adductors are located inside the thigh. An adductor machine found in gyms and physical therapy (UK: physiotherapy) or rehabilitation facilities is used to train these muscles. The effectiveness of this training depends to a large extent on the design and correct use of the equipment. eGym’s powerful adductor machine has been ergonomically and biomechanically designed to ensure optimal training – safe, comfortable, and effective.
The eGym adductor machine is part of the latest generation of professional strength machines with integrated digital fitness technology. The machine’s software enables truly personalized training that applies all key training principles; something that is not possible when using conventional exercise machines.
To effectively increase the strength of your adductors, you must first consider different training principles, especially regarding the training load. These details are vital to ensuring that your training plan will actually get results. Our adduction machine automatically adjusts the load for you, providing effective load stimuli, progressively increasing the load (progressive overload), and varying the training load.
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A special advantage of training on eGym exercise machines is the ability to precisely adjust your workouts to match your training goal. Different training programs are available to you, which apply different training methods. You can select the right one for you depending on what you want to achieve. The different programs place emphasis on different aspects of physical performance, such as strength, endurance, or power – enabling you to achieve your goal faster.
You can use this fully electronic adductor machine to increase the maximum strength of the adductor, build muscles, sculpt and tone the inner thighs, or even simply increase mobility in your hips.
An adductor machine is the ideal training device to train the adductors in isolation. It is suitable for beginners and pros alike. Activating and strengthening the inner thigh muscles is something that can be recommended to everyone in the gym, no matter what their experience.
From a sports science perspective, training the adductors is very important for maintaining general health. The thigh adductors allow you to bring your legs together and add to the stability of the pelvis and legs. This is required in many everyday movements, such as walking and running. Aside from their main function, the individual adductor muscles also perform other functions. For example, they are involved in extension or flexing of the thigh at the hip.
There are various reasons why strengthening the adductors is beneficial to all kinds of athletes – from bodybuilders and strength trainers to marathon runners and professional footballers. In the case of footballers, the adductors are subjected to heavy stress when playing, particularly when shooting or changing direction. Strength training for the adductors increases endurance and reduces the risk of injury. It is also important to strengthen the opposing muscles, i.e. the abductors, in order to avoid muscular imbalances.
Adductor training is often neglected by male bodybuilders, as the adduction machine in particular is regarded as a machine for women. Despite this misconception, strong adductors are vital to ensuring stability when performing demanding exercises such as cross-lifting or squats.
With a maximum training weight of 150 kg and the eGym adductor machine’s professional muscle building program, even experienced athletes and bodybuilders can get an intense workout on this machine.
Leg training has always been popular among women in the gym. Current beauty ideals have a strong focus on the thighs, which is also reflected in outright alarming body trends such as the thigh gap. This has massively boosted the popularity of training exercises that focus on the inner thighs. For anyone looking for defined and toned inner thighs, there really is no better machine in the gym than the adductor.
Proper exercise technique when using the hip adductor machine is critical if you want to achieve your desired results. It is important to adjust the machine precisely to your body, choosing an appropriate weight and performing the exercise exactly as intended.
The eGym adductor machine determines the ideal training weight for you automatically via an integrated strength test. After logging in, the machine immediately adjusts the training weight to suit your needs. Performing the strength test at regular intervals will make sure you are always training at the right weight. This ensures effective stimuli of the correct muscles without unwanted involvement from other muscle groups, which can happen when the weight is set too high.
eGym exercise machines are also automatically adjusted to your needs when you log on. After a one-time adjustment of the sitting position under the instruction of your trainer, the device saves the setting so that next time all you have to do is log in using your eGym chip and you’re ready to start the exercise and train safely.
To get into the correct initial position on the adductor machine, start by sliding your buttocks all the way back. Rest your inner thighs and the inside of your knees on the pads and place your feet on the footrest.
Now, to do the exercise, push your legs together. You should ensure you’re generating all the force required for this exercise using only your adductor muscles. This is easier if you hold on to the side handles and engage your core. If you have limited hip mobility, you can always adjust the exercise by changing the starting position. This will reduce the range of motion accordingly.
You can try out different sitting positions, e.g. upright or leaning forward, as well as different footrests, positioned close to the body or further away. This will change the angle of the hip and allow you to focus your training on different parts of the gluteal muscles.
The eGym adductor machine features innovative software for complete digital control of your hip adductor training. The software ensures that the training is perfectly adapted for you.
A special feature worth highlighting is automatic periodization, which divides your training into carefully coordinated phases, continually and optimally adjusting your training program to your body, current performance, and fitness goal.
Try out the eGym digital hip adductor machine at a gym near you and start seeing visible results from your training.