Delivery Info

HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Run Faster Soccer Training Baseball Speed Jump Higher Golf Driving Tennis Isometrics & Bands More Info Order Here

Training Programs

Football Speed

Baseball Speed

Soccer Speed

Jump Higher

Track/Sprint Speed

Tennis Speed

Golf Swing Speed

Marital Arts Speed


The adductor muscles are a group of four muscles located in the internal femoral region on both sides of the body.  Their names are: 1) Adductor Longus, 2) Adductor Brevis, 3) Adductor Magnus, and 4) Gracilis.  These muscles are shown in Figure 1 below

Adductor Muscles

Figure 1. The Hip Adductor Muscles.


The nerve supply to the all of the adductor muscles is from the Obturator nerve.  The Adductor Magnus receives additional nerve supply from the Great Sciatic Nerve. See Figure 2:

Great Sciatic Nerve and Obturator Nerve

Figure 2.  Great Sciatic Nerve and Obturator Nerve.

"LifeART (and/or) MediClip image copyright (2005) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. All rights reserved."


The adductors main function is to adduct or bring your legs towards the midline of the body.  This occurs during any athletic movement requiring you to move from side to side such as playing the infield in baseball, defense in basketball and football, and ice skating.  They are also used in activities such as horseback riding where inward pressure by your thighs is required to maintain a firm and stable riding posture. See Figure 3:

Starting Postion

Ending Position

Figure 3.  Legs adducted towards the midline.

They also are responsible for adducting or crossing your legs across the midline of the body.  This occurs in athletic movements such as kicking a soccer ball or placekicking in football.  This is illustrated in Figure 4 below:

Adductors Function 3
Starting Postion

Adductors Function 4
Ending Position

Figure 4. Right thigh adducted across the midline of the body.

Muscles involved:  R-Adductor Longus, R-Adductor Brevis, R-Adductor Magnus, and R-Gracilis


Always glad to help, and remember, at, “We’ll bring you up to speed!” ™
Dr. Larry Van Such

Return to Main Sports Anatomy Page

Speed Training For All Sports
Speed Training Exercises For Faster Muscles

TSYS Merchant Solutions

Copyright 2012 - | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Shipping Information | Affiliate | Contact
Protected by Copyscape DMCA Takedown Notice Search Tool