Avoid is probably too strong a word - it's not as though they are actually dangerous.
It's just that those are relatively small muscles, and training small muscles in isolation is not a particularly effective use of your training time. You are better off working larger muscles with compound exercises - you will get more bang for your strength training buck.
If you do want to train the abductors/adductors, try some compound moves with some lateral instability - eg. single leg squats, T stand/airplane pose, squats on balance board/BOSU, etc.
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When you say to avoid the adduction/abduction do you mean the machines? What about the standing abduction? It targets the outer thigh, hips, and quads? Wouldn't that be better than using the machine? Just curious.
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