This exercise works the thigh abductors.
Stand up facing the machine.
To get better stability grasp the machine handles.
Put your working leg on the pad from the outside.
Inhale and as you exhale slowly raise your extended leg to the side. Pause for 1-2 seconds at the top.
Return to the starting position as you inhale.
Perform the exercise slowly without swinging your torso and throwing your leg down.
Try to raise your leg to the side as much as possible.