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What groin stretch should I do before soccer practice?

A good dynamic stretch you can perform for the groin, or the hip adductor muscles, prior to soccer practice is the side lunge with reach. This exercise will actively stretch the hip adductor muscles on the leg opposite of the side your lunging. It is important when completing this exercise to make sure your back foot and knee stay straight during the lunge; keep your toes pointed forward and do not allow your knee to bend). You can perform 1-2 sets of 10-15 repetitions for each leg. Also, if you know you have a tight groin, it is a good idea to foam roll and then statically stretch the hip adductors before performing the side lunge with reach. This will help relax and lengthen the tight groin before performing a dynamic motion like the lunge. When foam rolling, find a tender spot and hold that spot for 30 seconds. When statically stretching, hold the stretch for 30 seconds and repeat as necessary.

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