The hip adductors are often ignored in workouts and tend to be a weak link in athletes. It's a lot sexier to build a bigger squat or rip a heavy bar off the floor.
But the hip adductors play a crucial role in your overall movement and function. The adductors attach to the inner thigh starting from the medial knee all the way up to the pelvis.
They attach to the inner ligament in the knee, and tight, weak adductors are often the culprit for nagging knee aches and pain. In addition, tight adductors are often at war with the glutes and can win the battle by causing knee valgus and anterior tilting of the pelvis. Though it's not as cool to squeeze a ball between your knees as it is to hip thrust, the adductors should be trained equally during accessory work as the glutes in your training. I recommend doing 2 adductor exercises for every 3-4 glute exercises during your workout week.
The Copenhagen plank is a great...
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