Searched all over sherdog and google for this but not much luck. I'm feeling quite a bit of DOMS in my hip abductors (medius and minimus glutes?) today and not really sure why as I didn't train my lower body yesterday. Only thing I can think of is that while benching yesterday, I had my feet a bit further back than normal which may have put some strain on the hips... Would this likely be the cause and is it normal for the abductors to be worked during bench? It's not happened before but like I said my feet aren't usually planted that far back, but I hadn't benched for a few weeks and must have been trying extra hard to get an arched and stable base. I can also get quite sore in the abductors after mma classes, particularly from grappling and practising guard. I normally squat about once a week (high bar) and do some light RDL's afterwards for some posterior chain and hamstring stretch, but no direct hip work. Are the hip abductor machines worth using or can they cause other problems? I don't have access to proper bands though.