Seated Butterfly Stretch

This stretch will lengthen your adductor muscles – essentially, the inner thigh muscles. Can also be done lying down.

Short adductors can cause lots of issues such as painful or knock knees and over-pronation of the feet (flat feet!). If you find it difficult to raise your leg out to the side, it could be weak outer thigh muscles (abductors) but is just as likely to be short inner thigh muscles (adductors) so give this a go as well as strengthening exercises for the abductors.

Please ensure that you exercise safely and if you have any doubts, please get medical advice from your healthcare professional before exercising with this video. If your health has changed since you completed the PAR-Q (Medical Questionnaire) when you first joined the Pilates 34 Tribe, please let me know. x

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