Self-Myofascial Release Hip Adductors

by Anthony Carey, MA

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Self-myofascial release for the hip adductors is a great exercise to get after really tight and restricted hip adductors. We often have imbalances between our hip ADductors and our hip ABductors. First, lie with the foam roller underneath your left inner thigh. Start down closer to the knee because in order to progress the foam roller up toward the hip, it's a lot easier to rotate your pelvis down toward the floor, which allows the foam roller to move up toward your hip as you do this. As with all our self-myofascial release exercises, you can vary the rotation just slightly in either direction as you try to find those tender points to get them to relax. If you want to progress the intensity of this exercise, use a tennis ball to get more pressure on the muscle groups. If you want to regress the exercise and make it a little bit more gentle, take something like a medicine ball because it will distribute the forces a little bit broader over the muscle group and make it a little bit less sensitive as you perform the exercise.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.