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How to Stretch Your Groin

Sometimes called the frog, this groin stretch can prevent injuries from athletic leaping and bounding. Or hip-hopping, if that's your thing.


  • : If you have been inactive for a length of time, or if you've had any recent surgery or physical problems, particularly of the muscles and joints, please consult your doctor before you start a stretching or exercise program.
  • Step 1: Sit & pull feet together Sit down on the floor and pull your feet together a comfortable distance in front of your groin with the soles pressed against one another.
  • Step 2: Grab ankles Grab a hold of your ankles so that your forearms are touching the insides of your calves and your elbows are touching the insides of your thighs.
  • Step 3: Contract groin Contract your groin muscle by pushing your legs up against your elbows for 5 seconds.
  • Step 4: Relax & repeat Relax your leg muscles and push your knees down with your elbows for 10 seconds. Repeat this 3-5 times.
  • TIP: You can lean forward a bit from your hips—but be sure you're not bending your spine or rounding your shoulders.
  • Step 5: Release stretch Release the stretch slowly and gently. You're a real prince.
  • FACT: Frogs stretch too, but they do it to cast off old skin—and then they eat the shed membrane.

You Will Need

  • Comfortable clothing
  • A place to sit

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