With all of the world out on walks and hikes and runs like never before, I have seen unprecedented tightness in the inner thigh or adductor muscles. Wanna get after them?
First, start rolling the insides of the thighs with your roller.
That looks like this, in case you’ve not tried it:
That might be enough. That might feel really tight, or like my client Tiffani said the other day:
“Holy adductors!!!! I had no idea they were so sore!!!
I’ll see how I feel tomorrow!!!??”
Remember you always have the option of rolling, and if that goes well, then please feel free to scrub or cross fiber roll the muscle.
If that goes well, then I suggest you try setting up the roller with the following modification:
Saw a tennis ball in half, grab your handy dandy duct tape, and secure the half tennis ball to your roller.
Now start the adductor rolling process again, and ~voila~ the magic happens! You will be able to target and tap into inside of the thigh tightness like never before.
It looks like a relatively insignificant modification, but trust me, it will dig into those 5 powerful muscles in a way that a smooth surface can’t access.
This is a fast and easy way to get those muscles, one of the primary antagonists of the glutes, out of your way.
If you see your knees knocking or rolling in, you’ve got tight adductors. If you ride a horse on a regular basis, and grip onto that horse to hold on, you’ve got tight adductors. If you walk or run, swim, or bike…you’ve likely got tight adductors.
Give rolling the inside of the thighs a whirl, or really dig in with the half tennis ball, and let me know how it goes in the comments below.
Look forward to hearing from you! Stay safe, and look for silver linings and blessings 🙂