Hey RIF REV-ers!
Adductor (Groin) pains can be the difference between enjoying those long runs and, feeling like you want to break down and cry. It’s kind of like work – your workplace enjoyment can be dependent of who you sit next to: If you sit next to someone that’s fun and positive – work can be a great place, but sit next to a negative/ angry person, and work can be hell! So you want your adductors to be your friend, and not constantly want to make you break-down and cry!
The Adductors are responsible for supporting the hip and bringing your legs inwards as you walk and run. An extra pull can be gained in the area by wanting to run on the same plane!
It’s important when we run to focus on keeping our legs from coming too close together – instead planting them hip-width apart. As well as this focus, it’s important to ensure you’re not sinking deep in to your hips. Extend through your hips by engaging your abdominals and lengthening your hip flexors and working on your core strength will further alleviate the pressure through your hips and in the adductors straight-away.
So think about your adductors – are you treating them well-enough? Or could you put in a bit more effort and not put under as much pressure? Making peace with your adductors could be the smartest move you ever make as a runner!
Cheers RIFREV-ers – KEEP RUNNING!