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Sartorius stretches?

Catrin2011-04-04 03:15:37 +0000 #1
Are there good stretches for the Sartorius that I can do at home? In spinning class last night my right Sartorius became quite cranky after the first hour. It was not pain, but became very tight. Then I backed off, and it relaxed, picked up the pace, it tightened up again - pretty much the entire length of it. Arrrrgh! So I just relaxed and lightly spinned for the rest of the class. Things feel fine today.

I am pretty sure it happened due to the kind of exercises I did before my 90 minutes of spinning. I didn't do much in the way of heavy lower body work outside of two sets of leg presses - but I DID do a fair amount of lateral movement for my hips. I seem to remember this happening a few weeks ago - but I did not do so much lateral work that day so there was less of a problem.

Today I want to ride so badly I can taste it (before the storms arrive) but instead I am going to do some good stretching before heading out for the evening. I know of some good abductor/adductor/piriformis stretches that I will do, but didn't know if there is something else I can do that might specifically target that muscle.

I will be glad when I've more Pilates experience because I suspect that some of what we do there will help...

Veronica2011-04-04 03:27:49 +0000 #2
Did you google it?

Catrin2011-04-04 04:05:13 +0000 #3

Originally Posted by Veronica

Did you google it?


I did, and am

Trying to find one that won't impact my knee... This one: looks good, but trying to avoid kneeling right now.
KnottedYet2011-04-04 03:36:22 +0000 #4
If one particular muscle is getting tight during a particular activity (sartorius during spinning) then it is getting tight for a REASON.

Don't stretch the muscle, fix the REASON.



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