anyone work out their inner thighs?

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    Aug 29, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    i've stuck to squats and stiff-leg deadlifts, yesterday was a casual day mainly stretching and a couple of leg exercises. I used this ridiculous machine to do thigh crunches similar to that Susan Sommers infomercial. I racked it up to the max, didnt think they were all that hard. Im in a lot of pain today. I dont think it's muscle soreness, could it be something else. Theres not a whole lot of range of motion in the exercise so i dont think its a tear... (i hope)

    everything feels tight
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    Aug 30, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    edit#.. Hip thighs and glutes are very intense when they are sore...
    time to break out the heating pads and the Flexall..
    Try to give yourself slow light massages in the shower (pics please)
    and if the pain persists...see your doc!
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    Aug 30, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    Yes, the "adductor" muscles.
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    Aug 30, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    guess i should've put more effort into this post, it's more of a injury inquiry .... i feel like shit sitting in bed all day.

    im wondering how long this type of sprain will last.
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    Aug 30, 2012 3:05 AM GMT
    yeah, a lot of guys neglect to work out their abductors and adductors. they get sore very easily.
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    Aug 30, 2012 3:05 AM GMT
    I used to do it but after maxing out too I decided to read up on it since I couldn't figure out how else to work it without that machine. The resounding opinion seemed to be working such a specific and odd movement for that muscle was unnecessary unless there was some sort of rehab or range of motion problem you were addressing so I dropped it.
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    Aug 30, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    ChangeofName said[...] leg exercises. I used this ridiculous machine to do thigh crunches similar to that Susan Sommers infomercial. I racked it up to the max, didnt think they were all that hard. Im in a lot of pain today. I dont think it's muscle soreness, could it be something else. Theres not a whole lot of range of motion in the exercise so i dont think its a tear... (i hope)

    everything feels tight


    Sounds like muscle soreness from over exertion on a new exercise or machine. Keep regular activity, walk, etc. to help loosen it or it will be stiff. I estimate it could be up to 5 days until your muscles feel comfortably looser.
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    Aug 30, 2012 4:10 AM GMT
    Constantly since I'm working on my splits. Never suffered a groin pull or tear. Plus last week I got some great tips and compliments from a Russian gymnast and his Serbian girlfriend I was sharing the stretch mat with!
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    Aug 30, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    Sounds like you pulled your groin. Ice, Ibuprofin, Icy-Hot and rest. You'll be fine in a few days.

    Next time, stretch before AND after you lift. And you don't need to do a lot of weight when working those muscles. If you do deep squats with a wider stance, you'll attack them sufficiently.
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    Aug 30, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    I do sometimes but don't have to, naturally have thick thighs from years of cycling
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    Aug 30, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    thx guys, ice & advil are making it feel better.

    i deferred my vacation up until now, and i really hope im not in pain for the flight. ironically was trying to take it easy.
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    Aug 30, 2012 5:05 AM GMT
    ChangeofName saidi've stuck to squats and stiff-leg deadlifts, yesterday was a casual day mainly stretching and a couple of leg exercises. I used this ridiculous machine to do thigh crunches similar to that Susan Sommers infomercial. I racked it up to the max, didnt think they were all that hard. Im in a lot of pain today. I dont think it's muscle soreness, could it be something else. Theres not a whole lot of range of motion in the exercise so i dont think its a tear... (i hope)

    everything feels tight


    haha, I always call those the birthing machines. women freaking loves those. I don't like the adductor one as much but i do the abductor one on leg/glutes day... it defined a particular part of the ass that really sets the men apart from the boys icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 30, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    Forget the abductor machines. Do walking lunges instead.

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    only in bed ;)
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    Aug 30, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    I think I have done the same thing on an adductor/abductor machine. Yea, you really don't want to max that out... I did the same thing and realized that those group of muscles are very sensitive. Lighter weight, higher reps will eventually get them strong. Still not meant to max out on though.

    You will be sore for a few days, but you will recover. Squats done right will attack those.
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    Aug 30, 2012 3:05 PM GMT
    Gotta keep those vagina muscles strong.. eh?

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    Aug 30, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    I use the seated adduction machine at the gym for my inner thighs - always feel it the next day or so, I guess they are muscles that don't normally get much action.
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    Aug 30, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    I've never used that machine. What I read about that 'good-girl/bad-girl' exercise machine is that your adductors do get worked doing squats.
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    Aug 30, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    homastj saidhaha, I always call those the birthing machines. women freaking loves those.

    I've never seen a woman use abductor/adductor machines with proper form. (Same with glute machines.) They all push with their feet, not with their knees which is much harder, and most rely on momentum. Plus they'll rarely let you work in, even when they're jumping back and forth from one to the other.