Suggestions on exercises to strength train with a groin muscle pull that I keep re-injuring?

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    Apr 01, 2015 3:12 AM GMT
    I have pulled a groin muscle a few times over the last year or so while running. I am taking a break from running and want to focus on strength training and hopefully some strategies to prevent re-injuring the same spot.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Apr 01, 2015 3:43 AM GMT
    bluerun2012 saidI have pulled a groin muscle a few times over the last year or so while running.
    Stop masturbating when you run.
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    Apr 01, 2015 11:04 AM GMT
    Weighted lunge, but you should start with zero weight since you had an injury. Then you could do them with dumbbells. Start light. Also if you're healed try a yoga pigeon pose. Google it. Or YouTube it.
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    Apr 02, 2015 12:18 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    bluerun2012 saidI have pulled a groin muscle a few times over the last year or so while running.
    Stop masturbating when you run.


    I hoped it wouldn't come to that! Do you know how long I had to practice to be able to do that?!
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    Apr 02, 2015 12:19 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidWeighted lunge, but you should start with zero weight since you had an injury. Then you could do them with dumbbells. Start light. Also if you're healed try a yoga pigeon pose. Google it. Or YouTube it.
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    Thanks for the suggestions!
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    Apr 02, 2015 7:20 PM GMT
    Are you really running 3 times a week, as per your profile? My thinking is that people get running/training injuries because they're pushing themselves too hard; typically people who compete and run races. Maybe you're running too fast; get a heart rate monitor and look on the web for what your heart rate should be when running and run at that speed; it's a nice pace.
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    Apr 02, 2015 8:53 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidAre you really running 3 times a week, as per your profile? My thinking is that people get running/training injuries because they're pushing themselves too hard; typically people who compete and run races. Maybe you're running too fast; get a heart rate monitor and look on the web for what your heart rate should be when running and run at that speed; it's a nice pace.


    Thanks for the thoughts. I'll review some info. I do run 2 to 3 times a week. For about an hour for approx 7.5 miles. I may be over doing it.
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    Apr 03, 2015 4:24 AM GMT
    Runners tend to have tight hip flexors and weak hip stabilizers. Look up psoas stretches and hip adductor stretches. Also look for dynamic warm ups for runners. Check into strengthening your glutes. Especially glute medius and minimus
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    Apr 03, 2015 5:52 AM GMT
    I had a coworker friend who was running 60 minutes a run, I'm not sure if it was every day. He had a groin pain and his doctor said it was a pulled muscle. It kept coming back and he got discouraged with his doctor and found one who had a lot of clients/patients who were athletes and this doctor said it could be a stress fracture so he sent him in for an x-ray and it was a hairline stress fracture. I think he had to take 3 months off (or maybe more) from running to let it heal. So you might see if your doctor will send you in for an x-ray and/or send you to an orthopedist.