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Gracilis

Gracilis is another muscle which works in conjunction with the groin muscles, or adductors.

Origin

  • Lower pubic body, near the pubic symphesis

Insertion

  • Upper medial surface of the tibia (pes anserine insertion).

Actions

  • Adducts hip.
  • Flexes knee.
  • Internally rotates the hip when the knee is flexed.

Innervation

  • Obturator nerve.

Daily uses

  • Sitting with the knees pressed together.

Example strengthening exercises

Example stretches

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