“As long as I fear my weakness, I am stronger than when I trust my strength.” Ivan Panin
The adductor muscles are the muscles that run along your inner thigh. Tight adductor muscles are a common reason why people feel tight in the hips. Tight adductors can inhibit your glutes which can affect compound movements such as squats and lunges. Keeping the adductors loose is very important for hip mobility and to obtain the proper form of lower leg exercises.
To foam roll the adductors, you are going to have to get into an awkward beginning position. But it works.
Read the general instructions on how to foam rolling, here.
“Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.” Miguel De Cervantes
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundation under them.” Henry David Thoreau
The piriformis muscle is a flat muscle located in the gluteal region near the top of the hip joint. This muscle is important in lower body movement because it stabilizes the hip joint and lifts and rotates the thigh away from the body. This enables us to walk, shift our weight from one foot to another, and maintain balance. It is also used in sports that involve lifting and rotating the thighs.
Tight or irritated piriformis can cause pain and spasms. There are a few different exercises that will help you relieve pain from piriformis, this particular truly works for me.
Also, foam rolling the gluteal area will relieve tension in your lower back ( an area we do not foam rolling). Please, read the general instructions on how to foam rolling, here.
“Life is ‘trying things to see if they work.” Ray Bradbury
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