November 29, 2014 at 6:48 pm #197
This pretty thing happened recently, one of my foot joints got inflamed due to the way I step, which is most probably a result of difference in development in inner thigh muscles as compared to my quads (doctor’s words).
Besides that I know that my inner thigh muscles (what is the name for those?) aren’t that well developed and they look kinda meh right now, so it has never been more imminent I work them out. I usually use the adduction machine at the gym, but I don’t think it’s enough. I’m open to any kinds of workouts and tips. Thanks!November 30, 2014 at 9:32 pm #202
Your inner thighs are your “adductors.” Fortunately, hitting your inner thighs is an easy fix, it’s just a matter of shifting your stance a little bit.
For any squat movement—barbell squats, goblet squats, front squats, wall sits, and kettlebell squats are all great–use a WIDE stance and turn your toes out at about a 45 degree angle. Make sure you squat deep. You’ll redirect a lot of the emphasis to your inner thighs (and your butt). You can also do lunge movements with your toes turned out.
Stay off the adduction machine and focus on bodyweight moves!December 1, 2014 at 1:40 am #203
Aye aye, off the machine I shall stay! Thanks!December 1, 2014 at 10:41 am #204
You got it, keep me posted on your thigh burn.December 3, 2014 at 6:14 am #209
Did me some wide stance squats yesterday and my muscles feel a little sore today, which means it’s working. Thanks a bunch again! ^^December 3, 2014 at 10:24 am #213
You got it! Keep upping the weight and adding volume (they’re also great—and uber-hard—supersetted with regular squats).
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