Adduction Place your legs on the pads of the machine and adjust the machine as needed. Press outward against them, working against the resistance drawing your legs together to work the adductor muscles. Repeat for the number of reps. Abduction Position thighs so they ate pressed to the outside of the pads. Abduct the thighs by pressing the legs apart. Once the legs are fully abducted, slowly reverse the movement to return the starting position. Repeat for the number of reps.