This single-joint exercise strengthens and stabilizes the core and hips while specifically targeting the inner regions of the hips and legs.
Stand tall with one shoulder next to the cable machine and your legs about shoulder-width apart. An ankle attachment should be placed around the ankle that's farthest from the cable machine. Place one hand on your hips, while your other hand is securely positioned on cable machine.
Raise the weighted leg out laterally as high as possible. Pause and then reverse the motion back to starting position.
Avoid bending forward at the torso during the movement. Instead, keep your chest up tall and move only through your hip.
Avoid leaning from one side to the other during the movement. Keep your upper body centered the entire time.
Squeeze your glutes at the top of the movement before lowering your leg back to the starting position.