Groin

Groin pulls are often related to improper stretching or tight adductors, and this test reflects your flexibility in your adductors (inner thigh muscles).

Figure 3-9:

The flexibility test for your hamstrings.

Figure 3-9:

The flexibility test for your hamstrings.

This area is often tighter in men than in women because women usually have broader and shallower hips, which give them a potential for greater range of motion in this area.

To do this test stretch, follow these steps:

1. Lie down on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you and your arms to your sides.

2. Inhale and as you exhale move your legs out to the side as far as you comfortably can.

Remember when you were little and you used to make snow angels? You move your legs out like you were making an angel but without moving your arms. See Figure 3-10 for additional help.

3. Make a note on your worksheet at what place on the clock your feet point.

7:00 and 5:00 are tight.

8:00 and 4:00 are healthy range of motion.

9:00 and 3:00 are very flexible.

Figure 3-10:

The lying groin flexibility test.

Figure 3-10:

The lying groin flexibility test.

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