Pectineus Stretch

January 17, 2011 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

This muscle is a small muscle that lies from your pubic bone to the shaft of the femur (upper leg bone). The action this muscle produces is hip adduction (bringing the leg towards the midline of your body) and hip flexion (bringing your knee up towards your chest). If you sit a lot during the day, such has sitting at a computer desk; this muscle may be tight resulting in back pain or radiating pain down one of your legs. If you don’t find yourself sitting a lot, but play sports like soccer or football this muscle actually produces the action of kicking a ball. Either way, pain or no pain, straining your leg muscles or sitting at a desk all day, this muscle can become tight and needs to be stretched. Include the following stretch in your cool down stretching routine or add it to a daily stretch after leaving work.

Here’s how:

Step one: Standing in front of a wall or counter split your legs bringing your left leg back and keep your back knee straight. Your front leg, right leg, the knee will bend slightly.

Step two: Rotate your back foot in towards the midline of your body. You will notice when doing this motion that your hips will also rotate towards the right if it is your left leg that is back and rotated inwards. Bring your hips back to a neutral position.

Step three: Once you have brought your hips back to a neutral position tuck your but in, posterior pelvic tilt. You should feel a stretch deep in front top portion of your leg. Hold the stretch of 20 seconds and perform 3 repetitions on each leg.

This exercise can be tricky so let me know if you are having a hard time feeling the stretch.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)

About these ads

Entry filed under: Fitness, Health. Tags: , , , , .

My Prayer-An Embodiment of Me The Real Source of Power

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Share This Blog

Bookmark and Share

Recent Posts

Visit LiveLiving.org Today

January 2011
M T W T F S S
« Dec   Sep »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Christian Health and Wellness

Mondays with Dr. Mitchell


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: