The Adductor Magnus is the deepest of the hip adductors and lays just anteriorly to the hamstrings. These muscles can be neglected in our everyday lives as we move in only one directional plane, forwards and backwards (walking, sitting, running, cycling, etc). As I mentioned in my previous blog, in ice skating the Adductor Magnus is used for back cross-cuts. In order to get geared up to practice this neat trick and prevent any adductor strain, it is important to stretch the muscles pre and post workout. Try this Yoga Tune Up® pose Leg Stretch #2, to not only stretch the Adductor Magnus, but to also feel the opposing leg in extension, which is the other important direction of movement for this ice technique (you can also find the pose and more like it on the Quick Fix for the Hips videos).
Kirsten, RYT-500, is a Certified Yoga Tune Up® Teacher and has always been involved in some form of creative expression connecting with her body. Yoga Tune Up® has allowed that connection to grow into a deeper understanding of her inner strength and self expression. She continues to expand her knowledge through trainings in restorative/therapeutic yoga as well as Yin Yoga and meditation.
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