Adductor and Abductor machines isolate muscles in a way that you never would in real life — making them one of the least functional movements you can do on a gym floor. There are far more effective ways to strengthen your inner and outer thighs: use a compound exercise that will incorporate a number of muscle groups at once (which is exactly how you’ll use your inner/outer thigh muscles in day-to-day life). A great go-to for the outside of your thighs is Monster Walks. Here's how:
- Put a looped resistance band just below your knee.
- Get into a half squat stance.
- Step laterally in one direction, then the other.