Major Muscles and Actions Involved
In hip joint adduction, the leg is pulled in toward the midline of the body from an abducted (out to the side) position. This action involves the adductor longus , adductor brevis, and adductor magnus, and the gracilis muscles.
Hip joint adduction is very useful in sports which require court or field maneuvering (agility) such as in tennis, racquetball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, rugby, and volleyball. They also are involved in the first part of hip flexion as when driving the thigh forward in sprinting, taking a quick first step, and lunging. This exercise will assist you greatly in turning, doing crossover steps, completing a push-off, and in shifting your weight from one leg to the other.
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