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6 stretching of the adductors to soften and avoid injury


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Everyday activities, as well as most sports, require the use of an often forgotten muscle group in the legs: the adductor muscles. Adductor muscles that are too weak and too stiff can cause annoying pain. Here’s a stretching routine to make your adductors more flexible.

Adductors are a set of five muscles located in the inner thigh compartment of the lower limbs: the long adductor, short adductor, large adductor, gracile and pectine. When they contract, the legs move closer together; this phenomenon is called “adduction of the thigh”. And when they stretch, the legs move away from each other; this is called “abduction”. They also allow the internal and external rotation of the thigh and participate in the balance of the pelvis. Adductors are muscles that are used in many movements such as lateral movements.

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