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Sprinting - Groin Injuries

Hello,

I’ve injured my groin 2x since training for sprinting. 1st time it was quite bad and took weeks before i could sprint again.

2nd time its just a small strain and should be good in a week or just over that.

Can anyone recommend and exercises for me to use as rehab/prehab to prevent this in future?

I already do single leg work: Bulgarian split squats and step ups.

Thanks!

Tom

I think you need to spend more time doing a dynamic warm-up. If you properly warm up, and stay warm while sprinting I don’t see how you could strain anything.

In my experience taking ibprefon 2-3x a day helps a lot.
I would start doing some static stretches, just enough to feel a little stretch.

PM if you want some more info.

[quote]BARBUDA wrote:
Hello,

I’ve injured my groin 2x since training for sprinting. 1st time it was quite bad and took weeks before i could sprint again.

2nd time its just a small strain and should be good in a week or just over that.

Can anyone recommend and exercises for me to use as rehab/prehab to prevent this in future?

I already do single leg work: Bulgarian split squats and step ups.

Thanks!

Tom[/quote]

you also probably didnt allow the injury to heal properly after injuring it the first time. often times, injuries like this “feel” healed before they actually are, and that is when most have a re-injury, and then chronic injuries that sometimes end caraers.

take your time getting back into things, though easier said than done.

AC

Hey guys - thanks for the replys.

xb-C my warm up is pretty comprehensive but its pretty cold here atm (-2deg C), theres not much i can do about that. I do wear leggings and try to keep warm.

The current tweak is not very bad, i think it was more like DOMS. Also its not a true adducter injury as before. its my sartorius muscle. It only really hurt to raise my leg infront.

SquatDr i did give the initial injury a good 6weeks of no running. Your probably right that im more suceptable to this sort of thing in the future but this is a slightly different issue.

Any exercises you can recomend?

Thanks Guys!