Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Groin Flexibility Test

One of my worst injuries as an athlete was pulled muscles in the groin (groan!) area! It is impossible to sprint, cut and explode the way you need to during practice or games when the groin area is hurt. Prevention is best when it comes to injuries. Trust me, it can take a long time for your groin area to heal!

You need to keep the groin area flexible and you will help prevent painful, nagging injuries. The groin flexibility test will measure the flexibility in the adductors.

1. Sit on the floor with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor and legs together.

2. Let your knees drop sideways as far as possible keeping your feet together. The soles of your feet should be together.

3. Grab your feet and pull your ankles as close to your body as possible. Measure the distance from your heels to your groin. Record the results.

Groin Flexibility Test Results

Poor - 25 cm
Fair - 20 cm
Good - 15 cm
Very good - 10 cm
Excellent - 5 cm

Good stretches for the groin area are lateral lunges, seated butterfly stretch, kneeling hip flexor/groin stretch and static standing adductor stretch.

Stretch that groin area every day and prevent the pain and injuries!

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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