Abductor Stretch Videos

Watch the abductor stretching videos below to improve your abductor flexibility and relieve tight abductor and tensor fasciae latae muscles.

by Brad Walker | First Published August 21, 2010 | Updated August 31, 2017

Abductor stretches are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the abductor and tensor fasciae latae muscles. Good abductor flexibility allows for the unrestricted and pain free movement of the abductor and hip.

Sports that benefit from the abductor stretches below include: Cycling; Hiking, Backpacking, Mountaineering and Orienteering; Ice hockey and Field hockey; Ice Skating, Roller Skating and Inline Skating; Martial Arts; Rowing, Canoeing and Kayaking; Running, Track and Cross Country; running sports like Football, Soccer, Gridiron and Rugby; Snow Skiing and Water Skiing; Walking and Race Walking.

Abductor Muscles being Stretched

During the following abductor stretch videos there are a number of muscles within the hip and upper leg that are stretched. Below is a comprehensive list of the anatomical muscle names involved in the following abductor stretches.

  • Tensor Fasciae Latae
  • Gluteus Medius and Mininus
  • Sartorius

Standing Abductor Stretch (1:24) Stand upright and cross one foot behind the other. Lean towards the foot that is behind the other. If need be, hold onto something for balance. This will allow you to concentrate on the stretch, instead of worrying about falling over. Hold the stretch position for a minimum of 20 seconds and then repeat with the opposite leg.

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