How to assess groin and inner hip flexibility

How To Assess

Much like some of the other muscle groups we’ve looked at and focused on in this video series, the muscles in the INSIDE of the hip and groin are ALSO very active in running.

That’s WHY I’ve included this assessment as part of this series. 🙂

Now when it comes to this particular muscle group, here’s something important to remember:

The relative length of each of the areas of our body and the subsequent balance which might or might not be present reflects not only our training, but also how we live, our daily habits, and the positions we typically find ourselves in.

The point?

Sitting in this position is something that a lot of us like to do whenever we’re on the floor. As a result, even if we have areas of shortness such as in the calf or hamstring, the inner hip and groin can often be quite long.

It’s a reminder for us all that flexibility is tissue and body-part specific.

That’s one reason why it is important to look at and assess each of these areas so that we can target our flexibility or mobility program. In this way, we are focusing only on increasing the length in the areas of our body that might be most in need. 

Remember that tissue length and flexibility is dynamic – it can and does change from one moment to the next depending upon our lifestyle and training. Consider this simple but profound concept when you’re assessing YOUR body for balance.