Hello. After every lowbar back squat session, my quads and hamstrings are fresh as a daisy, but soon thereafter my adductors (inside of thighs near groin, hope I have the muscle right) are absolutely killing me. They are even sore the next day and sometimes the day after.
One of the bros suggested that I do mobility work and stretches to try to get my quads and hams to fire, because for some reason, my adductors are picking up the slack for not being able to engage the quads and hams. At the learned bro’s suggestion, I did basically a body weight bulgarian split squat and held the position halfway for about a minute (maybe more). For the first time in my life, I actually felt my quad fire up. After doing that for about 30 minutes, my quads felt much more tired than they’ve ever felt after doing barbell back squats. The only other time my quads felt tired we after using the leg extension machine.
Does anyone have any comments? Also, are there specific exercises or stretches that I should be doing before squatting to get the quads and hams fired up? Does anyone know why my adductors might be doing all the work in my squats? Any other thoughts would be appreciated.
Although this is not a form check question, for reference an example of my squat is below if that helps. Advance through the huffing and puffing. Also, stats-- age 49, 5’7", 163 lbs. Thanks.