Lying Adductor Magnus Stretch

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Instructions

Preparation

Lie supine on floor or mat. Raise knees and grasp back of thighs behind knees.

Execution

Pull knee toward shoulders or to side of torso while keeping opposite leg on floor. Hold stretch.

Comments

Keeping lower leg straight keeps pelvis from tilting so upper knee does not have to come back as far. Gluteus Maximus is stretched if hips are slightly external rotated. Piriformis and Quadratus Femoris become stretched if hip is slightly transversely adducted (knee toward opposite side of chest).

Muscles

Target

Other (see notes)

Lying Adductor Magnus Stretch (to chest)

Lying Adductor Magnus Stretch (to side of torso)

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