Flashcards in Groin Muscles Deck (13):
What does the adductor magnus do?
Adduct the thigh and flexes the hip.
Is the adductor magnus a one or two joint muscle?
One joint (across hip)
Where does the adductor magnus originate and insert?
Pubis to femur (it is a groin muscle)
Which exercises strengthen the adductor magnus?
Thigh, seat, FB, back dancing, any exercises with ball or mat between legs
Which exercises stretch the adductor magnus?
Second position, diamond thigh, happy baby, straddle stretch
Which muscle is the largest adductor?
What does the gracilis do?
Adducts the thighs, also flexes and medially rotates the knee
Where does the gracilis originate and insert?
Pubis to tibia
Which exercises strengthen the gracilis?
Thigh, seat, FB, back dancing, ball/mini mat between legs
Which exercises stretch the gracilis?
Is the gracilis a one or two joint muscle?
Two - hip to knee
What is the only polyarticular adductor?