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I was riding with someone who has a cycling trainer and she said he needs to develop his abductor muscles for cycling. The abductor muscle is the inside muscle of the leg that allows you to bring your leg to the middle and across the other leg.

Why is the abductor muscle important for cycling?
 

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Someone's confused.

The abductors are on the outside of your leg. They spread your legs apart, away from the centerline of the body. The adductors are on the inside of your leg and bring your legs together towards the centerline of your body. The abductors and adductors are important stabilizing muscles. They are the guides that keep the knee from flopping around during the crank circle and thus allow a straight-line and effective force vector from hip to foot.
 
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