adductor dominance?

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adductor dominance?

Post by pl864558 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:11 pm

hi all ;
I'm training for powerlifting.When I do heavy squats,lunges ,bulgarian split squats ,front squats;I always feel my adductors doing all the work and they always get sore. However when I do squats and front squats with a narrow stance my quads and glutes do the work and get sore.But I lift heavier in wide stance. Should I continue doing wide stance squats and concentrate on getting stronger or should I try to balance my strength with more quad and glute work. My adductors are much bigger than my quads. The funny thing is why my adductors get sore after lunges and split squats. I tend to get worried by this imbalance or adductor dominance. Is it a problem ?My left leg is slightly interally rotated .Please help me with this subject thanks.

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Re: adductor dominance?

Post by wood89 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:46 am

I would mix it up to get the abductors on the same level as the adductors. These muscles help a lot in giving you a very strong base, and by making sure they are both even in ability it is going to give you a much higher ceiling as far as the weight you do on your lifts (versus hanging with the way it is now) along with lessening the chance of injury. Stance can be changed to aid in this along with certain ab/adductor exercises. Even putting a band around the bottom of the quads above the knee (not directly on the knee) to try and pull that band apart while you perform the movement. You don't want the band very tight but able to provide enough tension that it helps activate the abductors a little more in your movement. Hope this is helpful.

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