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Table 1 Hip abductor and adductor muscle strengthening exercises

From: The effects of hip muscle strengthening on knee load, pain, and function in people with knee osteoarthritis: a protocol for a randomised, single-blind controlled trial

Exercise Dosage
Abduction in sidelying 3 sets of 10 at a 10 RM resistance
   Unilateral hip abduction performed in sidelying with the use of ankle cuff weights  
Abduction in standing 3 sets of 10 with moderate resistance band
   Unilateral hip abduction performed in standing with the use of resistance band  
Standing wall isometric hip abduction 3 sets of 10 with 5 second holds
   Performed in unipedal stance with the opposite limb in 90 degrees of hip and knee flexion. Exercises will be done for both limbs.  
Adduction in sidelying 3 sets of 10 at a 10 RM resistance
   Unilateral hip adduction performed in sidelying with the use of ankle cuff weights if possible  
Abduction in standing 3 sets of 10 with moderate resistance band
   Unilateral hip abduction performed in standing with the use of resistance band  
Towel squeezes 3 sets of 10 with 5 second holds
   Bilateral isometric hip adduction against a rolled-up towel in sitting