To stretch the adductors we do the Standing Adductor Stretch. This stretch is performed by standing in a straddle stance with feet wider than shoulder width. Keep your toes pointed straight ahead and lean to one side while keeping the other leg straight to stretch the adductor complex.
As a progression you can bend one knee all the way down so that your hands are rested on the ground.
These both stretch the adductor complex, which includes: the adductor longus, adductor magnus, adductor brevis, the gracilis, and the pectineus. (All located in the inner thigh)
This is the 4th of our Top Static Stretches Series of posts. Stay tuned for the more great articles on Stretching and Flexibility. *Note to always warm up before performing static stretches. It is important to hold each stretch for a minimum of 30-60 seconds for full benefit.*
Lucette., & Clark, C. (2008) NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Trainng (p. 139-171)
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