Groin Stretch

At times race walking produces tightness in the groin.  Regularly practicing this stretch reduces such discomfort while keeping this important area loose.

Start by sitting with feet turned inwards and legs bent as depicted in Figure A. Notice the knees fall as close to the ground as possible (Figure B).  As a mental reminder to lower your knees, place your arms atop your lower legs. Now lean forward from your midsection, keeping your back as straight as possible.  Avoid lazy stretching. Figure C shows Jack neither lowering his knees nor leaning forward.  While this may produce a minimal groin stretch, the position is ineffective.


Figure A

Figure B

Figure C

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