Compared to multidirectional sports for example rugby, basketball, hockey or netball, with all their turning, cutting and changes of direction, the repetitive action of running is very linear.
This is often reflected in the available ranges of motion we see in runners, triathletes and other endurance sports people.
While there’s clearly no need for a runner to be able to perform the splits, it is important for us not to be excessively tight through our adductors, the muscles of the inner thigh.
As I previously described here, adductor tightness can contribute to common imbalances we see at the hips and knees.
Try the stretch in today’s video and let me know how you get on:
- 3 x 1 minute each leg
This half kneeling adductor stretch provides a great alternative to the adductor stretch in our Free 30 Day Challenge – Check it out!