ADDUCTORS ARE GOLD
When it comes to your adductors, stretching is the common prescription. Stretch your groin to avoid injury, most trainers and therapists say. But what if adductor strengthening was just as important as stretching? Well, most athletes wouldn't be caught dead on the hip adduction machine (you know, the one that looks like you're trying to crush a watermelon between your thighs), and most modern sports performance facilities don't even have one. Good news, there are better ways to train your adductors for athletic performance.
Here are four reasons why you need strong adductors, and how you can go about building them.💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪 🦵🦵🦵🦵🦵Hip extension is perhaps the most powerful movement of the human body. It's what happens when you take off during a jump, push off during a sprint or lock out a Squat or Deadlift. Explosive hip extension is often the difference between a good athlete and a great athlete, and your adductors can help. 👉👉👉👉👉👉👉👉👉👉👉👉👉Groin strains are common among athletes, especially those who need to sprint, cut and change direction quickly. That's because the adductors experience lots of eccentric stress during athletic movements, which means they're force absorbers. Much like your hamstrings absorb force when your foot hits the ground while sprinting, your adductors do the same when sitting into your hip for a lateral change in direction. Strengthening your adductors can't guarantee you won't strain your groin, but it can reduce the likelihood of strains. 🏋️♂️🏋️♂️🏋️♂️🏋️♂️🏋️♂️🏋️♂️🏋️♂️🏋️♂️🏋️♂️🏋️♂️🏋️♂️🏋️♂️🏋️♂️Believe it or not, the adductors play a huge role in rotational power because of their ability to help rotate the hips. That means if you play baseball, softball, hockey, tennis or lacrosse, you guessed it—you need strong adductors. If your adductors are weak and/or overly tight, you likely won't be hitting bombs or throwing gas any time soo... #fitness #gym #fit #workout #motivation #fitnessmotivation #bodybuilding #training #fitfam #health #love #lifestyle #instagood #healthy #gymlife #muscle #follow #like #sport #fitspo #fashion #fitnessmodel #instafit #crossf