Cheers for the replys. Your comments go along with what i’ve read about it.
Over the last few days thinking about it i think my ATP is probably alot to do with my tight adductors. Even if i have my legs slightly apart my adductors feel like bullets could bounce off them. Like guitar strings. The reason i’ve started to think that is because my abdominal exercises seem to have no effect on my posture. ie if i suck my abs in i can see my pelvis lift up and my lower back straighten, whereas if i tense up my glutes (which i’ve also been heavilly targeting) theres hardly any movement of the pelvis. So i’ve now got it in my head that these exercises are not going to work untill i really free up my adductors and back first as they are far stronger than my abs. I’ve been stretching my hip flexors like a lunatic so thinking they are now not a prirority.
So i’m thinking that the pull of the adductors is pulling down on the pelvis and inhibiting the abs. I’ve only started stretching the adductors over the last couple of months. Even after all those ab exercises i still look like a fat skinny bastard side on so those ab exercises are not helping my APT which i want to get rid of to try and help my knees for jogging. So my goal is to free myself up for my joints.
I injured my lower back doing a squat years ago and i think that driving for a living combined with too much cycling hills and no stretching has shortened my hip flexors and adductors. I’m not so sure stretching is working on its own so maybe i need some massage more than anything. One strange thing i noticed is that before my piriformis muscle (the one that can inhibit the glutes) has suddenly seemed to release over the last few days. I’m trying to think why that is and the only thing i’ve been doing different was that my girlfreind has been massaging the knots in my lower back hard with her elbow OR/AND the adductor stretches ??
Anybody have any success with massaging releasing the adductor muscles ? My girlfreind quite enjoys stepping all over my legs and back whilst i whince so maybe that could help and give her some entertainment.