Guideline #5 for Return to Fitness & Running Postpartum Part 2: Hip Adductors/Groin/Inner Thighs:
Hip function is super important for core and pelvic floor function. We talked about the 6 hip rotators in Part 1 and today we address the Adductors (your inner thigh muscles) in Part 2. Did you know that the Adductors attach to the 2nd layer of your pelvic floor⁉️That means your inner thigh muscles are part of your Core! ️So check them out- Here’s a test for you: Can you sit in this position symmetrically Or is 1 knee up higher than the other? When you feel around on your inner thigh muscles, are they tender, sore or sensitive (especially if more so on 1 side)? We actually wrote a whole post on Instagram about it!
Here’s an exercise on the Pilates reformer to activate the adductors:
We teach women how to activate their core and pelvic floor in the proper sequence to heal their diastasis and overcome issues like prolapse and leaking urine when they cough, sneeze, run, lift or jump. Learn more about our Healthy Spine & Core workshops as well as our Core & Pelvic Floor ReBoot Camp by giving us a call at 925-222-5446 or sending us an email inquiry: firstname.lastname@example.org