Having knock knees means that the knees move inward when you squat down. The muscles that control this sort of movement are often weak in people with knock knees and are sometimes even causing this condition. The abductor muscles are located on the outsides of the hips and thighs and need to be strengthened in order to help improve your leg shape and movement. Such strengthening measures can be done by performing specific exercises using machines, free weights or with body resistance workouts.
What follows is just a sampling of the exercises available to improve the abductor muscles. Remember to maintain correct form and start slowly so you can strengthen these muscles over time.
Rotations of the hip
Before you begin your exercises, it’s important to properly warm up the muscles in the hip abductors. This simple exercise will help get start your overall workout program.
This exercise allows you to work the glutes against the pull of gravity.
Abduction of the hips
For this exercise you will need the use of a hip abduction machine that is found in most gyms. This lets you work the legs while in a seated position and also affects your glutes as well.
These activation lunges work all the glute muscles together. This is a complex motion and therefore suitable for those who are already in good shape and can perform forward lunges while maintaining the proper form.
These are just a few exercises to help you engage your glutes and help strengthen your knock knees, bow legs and other minor leg alignment issues. While these exercises cannot straighten your legs, they will help to create better posture and an overall more pleasing appearance.
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