Today's Edge: Adding adductor strength work to your training can be a game changer. The adductors often get overlooked but they play an important role in how you handle accelerations, decelerations and change of direction.
1. Bent Knee Adductor Side Plank: Keys on this exercise are to keep your rib cage away from the floor and keep your hips from dropping during the set. Shoot for 1-3 holds of 5-15 seconds.
2. Adductor Kickstand: The keys on this exercise are to keep your rib cage away from the floor and open your bottom knee to the floor in the bottom position as you rest the knee on the ground. This exercise is both strength and flexibility work. Shoot for 1-3 sets of 4-8 repetitions.
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Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS spent 6 seasons as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and founder of TD Athletes Edge. He is nationally renowned for his evidence-based and scientific approach to fitness, training, nutrition, and recovery for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
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