- drjmikeThe adductors! The fab five muscles make up what we know as groin musculature and often undervalued in terms of the role in performance and human movement and often overlooked as well. They attach to the inner portions of the thigh and also to the pelvis at different locations. The longus, brevis and magnus attach more anteriorly whereas the pectineus and gracilis attach more posteriorly and part of the anterior oblique subsystem and lateral subsystem, and powerful muscles with many aspects of stabilization especially during walking. They are also direct antagonists to glute max, TFL and glute medius. These son-a-bitches can either be facilitated or inhibited depending on many factors. -----------------------------------------------------
For example , if the glutes are on vacation and not functioning properly (happens all the time), The hamstrings often take over the primary work of the glutes to extend the hip. This creates strain particularly on adductors to adduct the hip because the glutes are inhibited. The most common groin pulls are (pectineus, adductor longus/brevis). They are also analogous to tibialis posterior and peroneal's roll and stabilizing the ankle during frontal plane movement, and my fav, also involved in eccentric deceleration and aspects of rotation. -----------------------------------------------------
If adductors are dysfunctionally or chronically tight, they will always battle with the glutes or other musculature and won't allow the pelvis to get out of large anterior tilt with internal rotation and will cause issues throughout the chain and even create knee pain as well. In most cases the adductors are overworking (facilitated). Release adductors if you have a hip pain,knee pain and groin pain, but first find out why they are overworking in the first place. #muscles #movement #performance #anatomy #strength #awesome #flex #coach #knowledge #gains #instadaily #picoftheday #glutes #squats #athlete #results #rehab #lifting #science #lifestyle #gym #workout #training #strong #bodybuilding #powerlifting #fitness #exercise #health #followme
- chrisderrickpowerlifterWhat's the best method to help release the adductors? @drjmike
- rehabscienceA lot of debate on some of these issues, as I'm sure you are well aware. What makes you think some muscles may be inhibited or facilitated? Do we have a means of determining this?
- shellymprescottAnd this my friend is why I call you Dr. Google!
- drjmike@rehabscience they are usually facilitated neurologically over active you can assess these by doing the NKT protocol and assessments. A big culprit for sure but not universal to everyone
- rehabscience@drjmike Not trying to be as ass here, but what makes you confident that the NKT protocol measures what it claims to measure? I've seen some pretty obscure stuff from that group.
- kim.berry3Awesome information! Thanks for always sharing!
- angelo_tsokolasI had a compete rupture of one of the adductors back in November when I was squatting heavy. My whole leg was black and blue. Surprisingly I was squatting 600# within the month. I'm not sure how this will affect me in the future but as of now I have no issues.